Treatment for advanced cancer

Treatments for advanced pancreatic cancer aim to control the cancer, reduce symptoms, and help you feel better.

Making decisions about treatment for advanced cancer

Deciding about treatment can be difficult when you have advanced cancer. Your doctor or specialist nurse can talk to you about the benefits and possible side effects.

Controlling symptoms of advanced pancreatic cancer

Find out about treatments to control the symptoms of advanced pancreatic cancer and what you can do to help yourself.

Chemotherapy for advanced pancreatic cancer

Find out about having chemotherapy for advanced pancreatic cancer, the chemotherapy drugs used and the possible side effects.

Radiotherapy for advanced pancreatic cancer

Radiotherapy uses high energy x-rays to kill cancer cells. Find out how you have radiotherapy for advanced pancreatic cancer, and the possible side effects.

Stents to relieve symptoms

Advanced pancreatic cancer may cause a blockage in your bowel or bile ducts. Stents can relieve the symptoms a blockage can cause. 

Medicines for symptoms

Read about medicines you might have to help control some of the symptoms of cancer of the pancreas.

Pain control

Although pain is common with pancreatic cancer, it can nearly always be kept under control. Find out about different types of pain control.

Research and clinical trials

Find out about the latest UK research looking at pancreatic cancer, as well as how you can take part in clinical trials.

Last reviewed: 
03 Oct 2019
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