Pancreatic cancer symptoms

Find out about possible symptoms of pancreatic cancer and when to see your doctor.

Stages, types and grades

Stage means the size of the cancer and whether it has spread. Type means the type of cell it started from, Grade means how abnormal the cells look.

Risks and causes

Some lifestyle factors and certain medical conditions can increase the risk of pancreatic cancer.


Find out about survival for pancreatic cancer.

Getting diagnosed

Find out about seeing your GP and when they might refer you to a specialist. Get information on the tests you might have to help diagnose pancreatic cancer. 



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

Living with pancreatic cancer

Get support to cope during and after pancreatic cancer treatment, including information about diet.

Research and clinical trials

Find out about the latest UK research looking at pancreatic cancer, as well as how you can be involved.

Advanced cancer

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

Last reviewed: 
10 Sep 2019

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