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NCCN Guidelines for Patients



Pancreatic Cancer, Version 1.2017

Pancreatic Cancer


that you have cancer

can be overwhelming.

The goal of this book is to help you get the best cancer treatment. It explains

which tests and treatments experts in pancreatic cancer recommend.

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network




) is a not-for-profit alliance

of 27 of the world’s leading cancer centers. Experts from NCCN have written

treatment guidelines for doctors who treat pancreatic cancer. These treatment

guidelines suggest what the best practice is for cancer care. The information in

this patient book is based on the guidelines written for doctors.

This book focuses on the treatment of pancreatic cancer. Key points of the book

are summarized in the

NCCN Quick Guide™

. NCCN also offers patient books on

stomach cancer, esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and many other cancer types.


for the full library of patient books, summaries, and other