NCCN Quick Guide™ | Pancreatic Cancer

2 of 2 NCCN QUICK GUIDE tm Pancreatic Cancer, Version 1.2017 PAT-N-0980-0617 What should I know about supportive care? Supportive care is treatment given to relieve symptoms caused by pancreatic cancer or cancer treatment. 29 What tests are used to find the extent of pancreatic cancer (stage)? The extent of the cancer affects which treatment is best for you. For pancreatic cancer, imaging tests are used to determine the extent of cancer. 33 What are the first treatment options for resectable, unresectable, and metastatic pancreatic cancer? Resectable pancreatic cancer Surgery is the primary treatment for resectable pancreatic cancer. 37 Borderline resectable pancreatic cancer Neoadjuvant treatment options include chemotherapy only, chemotherapy and chemoradiation, or chemoradiation alone. Surgery should be done 4 to 8 weeks after neoajuvant treatment. 43 Locally advanced unresectable pancreatic cancer First-line treatment options include a clinical trial, chemotherapy, chemoradiation, and supportive care. 52 Metastatic pancreatic cancer First-line treatment options include a clinical trial, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and/or supportive care. 56 How do I decide between my options? Ask your doctors many questions. Also, you could get a second opinion, attend support groups, and compare the benefits and risks. 62 NCCN Guidelines for Patients ® Page Number Ü NCCN.org - for Clinicians | NCCN.org/patients - for Patients DONATENOW nccnfoundation.org 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.

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