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Your treatment depends on the position of the cancer in the pancreas, how big it is, whether it has spread, and your general health.

Treatment decisions

Find out how your doctor decides which treatment you need, and the types of treatment you might have by stage.


The type of surgery you need depends on where the cancer is in your pancreas.


Find out about chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer, how you have it, and the drugs used.


Radiotherapy uses high energy x-rays to kill pancreatic cancer cells. It is mainly used to treat advanced pancreatic cancer.

Follow up

You'll have follow up appointments and tests after treatment for pancreatic cancer.

Advanced cancer

Find out where pancreatic cancer can spread, how treatment can control your symptoms, and where to get support.

Last reviewed: 
18 Jun 2014

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