This booklet explains the standards of care everybody with pancreatic cancer should have while they are being diagnosed and treated for pancreatic cancer. You can use it as a guide to what you should expect. It can also help you talk to your doctors and nurses about the care you should receive.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have produced guidelines on the diagnosis and management of pancreatic cancer to improve care. These guidelines are for the most common type of pancreatic cancer, pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. They apply in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. Doctors don’t have to follow these guidelines in all situations, but they must take them into account. There are also other guidelines for cancer care across the UK.