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The type of surgery you need depends on where the cancer is in your pancreas. Find out about the different types of surgery for pancreatic cancer, what happens before surgery and how you might feel after your operation.

Types of surgery

Learn about the difference between surgery to completely remove cancer and surgery to relieve symptoms.

Going into hospital

Find out about what you need to take in, what to expect and how to prepare to make it less stressful.

Preparing for surgery

What happens before surgery, the people you’ll meet and the exercises you need to do.

Surgery to try to cure

What you need to know about surgery to try to cure pancreatic cancer.

Surgery to relieve symptoms

Surgery can help relieve symptoms of pancreatic cancer including jaundice and a blockage in the bowel.

On the day

Find out what happens on the day of surgery, including about having an anaesthetic.

After surgery

Find out about what happens after surgery for pancreatic cancer.

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