Treatment for pancreatic cancer depends on the stage and location of the cancer as well as your overall health and personal preferences. For localised pancreatic cancer the first goal of treatment may be to try and eliminate the cancer where possible. When that isn’t an option, the focus may be on improving quality of life and limiting the cancer from growing or causing more harm.
The primary treatment options for pancreatic cancer may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation or a combination of these. When the cancer is advanced, the primary treatment option is chemotherapy. New treatments are regularly being developed in clinical trials and there may be an option to participate in a clinical trial for your cancer.
This page aims to give you a comprehensive overview of how pancreatic cancer treatment works in the private health system.