Treating Pancreatic Cancer

There are several ways to treat pancreatic cancer.

All patients should have “active” treatment in combination with what could be termed “best supportive care”. This ensures early and proactive management to prevent or treat as early as possible issues with diet and nutrition, imperfect or impaired digestion, symptom control, the side effects caused by treatment of a disease, and the psychological, social, and spiritual problems related to a disease or its treatment.

As with most cancers, depending on the tumour type and results of staging investigations, active treatment will vary, and will be individualised to the needs of each patient, but it usually involves endoscopic treatment, chemotherapy, radiotherapy or surgery, either alone or in combination.