NCCN Quick Guide™ | Pancreatic Cancer

2 of 2 What are my treatment options? Resectable „„ Pancreatic cancer that can be removed completely with surgery is called resectable. Surgery is the primary treatment. 40 „„ Systemic therapy might be given before and/or after surgery. Borderline resectable „„ It is unclear if the cancer can be removed with surgery. 49 „„ Neoadjuvant therapy might be given to shrink the tumor. Locally advanced „„ Locally advanced cancer has spread outside the pancreas to nearby blood vessels and other tissues. Surgery might be possible. 53 „„ Treatment options include a clinical trial, systemic therapy, chemoradiation, radiation therapy, surveillance, palliative care, and best supportive care. Metastatic (unresectable) „„ Metastatic pancreatic cancer is cancer that has spread to distant sites in the body. It cannot be removed with surgery. 60 „„ Treatment options include a clinical trial, systemic therapy, chemoradiation, radiation therapy, palliative care, and best supportive care. How can I decide between options? „„ Don’t be shy and ask your doctors questions. They are there to help. „„ Get a second opinion. Even doctors get second opinions. „„ Support groups can be helpful. You can learn a lot from others. „„ Compare the pros and cons of each option. 67 NCCN QUICK GUIDE tm Pancreatic Cancer, 2019 PAT-N-1182-0919 NCCN Guidelines for Patients ® Page Number Ü NCCN.org/patients - for Patients | NCCN.org - for Clinicians The NCCN QUICK GUIDE tm series and NCCN Guidelines for Patients ® are supported by charitable donations made to the NCCN Foundation ® . For more details and the full library of patient and caregiver resources, visit NCCN.org/patients. DONATE NOW NCCNFoundation.org/Donate

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