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NCCN Guidelines for Patients



Pancreatic Cancer, Version 1.2017


Making decisions

Questions to ask your doctors

Questions to ask your doctors about testing

1. What tests will I have?

2. Do you recommend that I have a biopsy? If so, why?

3. Where will the tests take place? Will I have to go to the hospital?

4. How long will it take? Will I be awake?

5. Will it hurt? Will I need anesthesia?

6. What are the risks?

7. How do I prepare for testing? Should I bring someone with me?

8. How soon will I know the results and who will explain them to me?

9. After the biopsy, will I get a copy of the results?

10. Who will talk with me about the next steps? When?