Treatment plans for pancreatic cancer are unique to each patient. Every diagnosis is different because pancreatic cancer presents differently in each patient. There’s no one method to treat the disease.
When making decisions about your treatment, make sure you discuss all the options available with your medical team. This allows you to make an informed decision about your treatment pathway. Questions to ask your doctor should include:
- What is the stage and grade of my cancer?
- How fast is the cancer growing?
- How quickly can treatment start?
- Is surgery an option to remove the cancer?
- What is the aim of the treatment?
- Will treatment cure or control my cancer?
- Am I healthy enough to undergo the treatment?
- What are the potential side effects of the recommended treatment?
- Will the treatment improve my quality of life?