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Contents
7

How to use this book
8

Part 1: About pancreatic cancer
9

The pancreas
10

Cancer basics
10

Pancreatic cancer
12

Review
15

Part 2: Treatment planning
16

Treatment team
17

Medical history and physical exam
17

Imaging tests
18

Blood tests
22

Tissue tests
22

Cancer staging
23

Review
24

Part 3: Overview of cancer treatments
25

Surgery
26

Radiation therapy
26

Chemotherapy
28

Targeted therapy
29

Side effects of treatment
29

Clinical trials
30

Cancer treatment
30

Review
31

Part 4: Supportive care
32

Blocked bile duct
33

Blocked stomach
33

Pain
34

Malnutrition or trouble eating
34

Advance care planning
34

Review
35

Part 5: Treatment guide
36

Pancreatic cancer testing
37

Resectable pancreatic cancer
41

Borderline resectable pancreatic cancer
46

Metastatic pancreatic cancer
60

Review
63

Part 6: Making treatment decisions
65

It’s your choice
66

Questions to ask your doctors
66

Questions about testing
67

Questions about treatment
68

Questions about side effects
69

Questions about clinical trials
70

Deciding between options
71

Websites
72

Review
72

Glossary
73

Dictionary
74

Acronyms
79

NCCN Panel Members for Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma
82

NCCN Member Institutions
83

Index
84