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Pancreatic cancer: diagnosis, treatments, support and care

Pancreatic cancer can present with vague symptoms and is difficult to diagnose, and nurses and patients need to know the possible signs and support available

Pancreatic cancer can present with vague symptoms and is difficult to diagnose, and nurses and patients need to know the possible signs and support available

  • Pancreatic cancer can be difficult to diagnose because of vague symptoms, or no symptoms at all in the early stages
  • Diagnosis can come as a shock, and emotional and psychological support is vital for patients and their loved ones
  • Patients may find it challenging to speak to their specialist nurse in a timely way as services struggle to cope with demand

A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer can feel overwhelming. It is the fifth most common cause of cancer death in the

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