NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Pancreatic Cancer - page 53

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NCCN Guidelines for Patients
®
Pancreatic Cancer, Version 1.2014
5.2
Treatment guide
Resectable pancreatic cancer
by your doctor based on your overall health, cancer
symptoms, and ability to do daily activities. Supportive
care—also called palliative care—is treatment to
relieve the symptoms of cancer and side effects
of cancer treatment. Read Part 4 on page 36 for
details on supportive care. The other recommended
treatments for a recurrence depend on how far the
cancer has spread.
For a local recurrence,
there are two other
treatment options. One option is to receive
chemoradiation if you haven’t had it before. The other
option is to receive a different chemotherapy than you
had before. Read Part 3 on page 24 for details on
each treatment.
For metastatic cancer,
the other options depend
on how long it has been since the last treatment
was completed. If the cancer recurrence is more
than 6 months after completing the last treatment,
then options include the same chemotherapy you
had before or a different chemotherapy. If the
recurrence is less than 6 months after completing the
last treatment, then the other option is to receive a
different chemotherapy than before. Read Part 3 on
page 28 for chemotherapy details.
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