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Pancreatic cancer in adults: diagnosis and management

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Last updated:6th Feb 2018
Pancreatic cancer in adults: diagnosis and management - National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing pancreatic cancer in adults aged 18 and over. It aims to improve care by ensuring quicker and more accurate diagnosis, and by specifying the most effective treatments for people depending on how advanced their cancer is.

A table of NHS England interim treatment regimens gives possible alternative treatment options for use during the COVID-19 pandemic to reduce infection risk. This may affect decisions for patients with pancreatic cancer. See the COVID-19 rapid guideline: delivery of systemic anticancer treatments for more details.

For recommendations on identifying pancreatic cancer in primary care, or when to refer people to a specialist, see the NICE guideline on recognition and referral for suspected cancer.

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