The type of surgery you have 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.
You may have surgery to remove pancreatic cancer or to relieve symptoms. Find out what your surgeon looks at when deciding if surgery is possible.
Find out about the tests you might have before surgery, what to expect at the pre assessment clinic and what might happen the evening before your operation.
Find out about what you need to take in, how to prepare to make going into hospital less stressful, and what to expect on the day of your operation.
There are different types of surgery to remove pancreatic cancer, such as a Whipple's operation or distal pancreatectomy. The type of operation you have depends on where the cancer is in the pancreas.
If you can't have surgery to remove pancreatic cancer, you may still have an operation to help relieve symptoms or prevent problems such as a blocked bile duct or bowel.
Find out about what happens in the few days and weeks after surgery for pancreatic cancer.
There is a risk of problems (complications) after any operation. Find out about the possible problems after having surgery to remove pancreatic cancer.