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NCCN Guidelines for Patients



Pancreatic Cancer, Version 1.2017

Pancreatic Cancer


4 How to use this book


Part 1 About pancreatic cancer

Explains the growth and spread of pancreatic cancer.

12 Part 2

Treatment planning

Describes the tests used to confirm (diagnose) pancreatic cancer and plan treatment.

21 Part 3 Overview of cancer treatments

Describes the types of treatments that may be used for pancreatic cancer.

28 Part 4 Supportive care

Recommends treatment for the health conditions caused by pancreatic cancer and shares

information about advance care planning.

32 Part 5 Treatment guide

Presents the recommended course of action from diagnosis to after cancer treatment.

61 Part 6 Making treatment decisions

Offers tips to help you talk with your doctors and get a treatment plan that meets all your needs.

69 Glossary



78 NCCN Panel Members 79 NCCN Member Institutions 80 Index