Advanced pancreatic cancer

If the cancer is locally advanced to nearby organs or blood vessels, or has spread (metastasised) to other parts of the body, surgery to remove the cancer may not be possible.

Instead your treatment team will consider treatment to relieve symptoms including jaundice, digestive problems and pain. These treatments may include surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, either on their own or in combination.

Other types of treatment for advanced pancreatic NETs include radiofrequency ablation, microwave ablation and chemoembolisation.

Treatment for advanced pancreatic cancer includes:

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This information was last reviewed in February 2016.
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