NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Pancreatic Cancer - page 43

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NCCN Guidelines for Patients
®
Pancreatic Cancer, Version 1.2014
NCCN experts recommend that
decisions about the diagnosis
and treatment of pancreatic
cancer should be made by a team
of experts with experience in
pancreatic cancer.
Part 5 is a guide through the treatment options for
people with pancreatic cancer.
It shows what tests and treatments are
recommended under which conditions. This
information is taken from the treatment guidelines
written by NCCN experts for pancreatic cancer
doctors.
The treatment recommendations in this guide are
organized by cancer stage. The cancer stage is
a rating by your doctor of how far the pancreatic
cancer has grown and spread in your body.
Pancreatic cancer staging is described on page 20.
Much effort has been made to make this guide
easy to read. Charts list the treatment options and
map the steps through the treatment process. The
text along with each chart explains the information
presented in the chart. Some words that you
may not know are defined on the page and in the
Dictionary
on page 80. More information about the
tests and treatments in this guide can be found in
Parts 2 through 4.
5.1
Treatment guide
Pancreatic cancer
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