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Pancreatic cancer

If you, or someone you know has pancreatic cancer, and you are looking for information about care or treatment, the links below will take you to reliable and evidence-based services and resources.

What to expect

The pancreatic cancer pathway is a guide developed by the Victorian Government and Cancer Council Victoria, to help you know what to expect at every step after a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.

Diagnosis information

The links below will take you to information about pancreatic cancer and the most recent approaches to treatment. It is important to remember that your doctor will prescribe the best treatment for you as an individual, or the person you care for.

Therefore, the treatment you receive, may be different to that described in some of the links below.

If you have any questions about your treatment, ask your treating team. They will be happy to help explain everything to you.

The Cancer Council Victoria provide an overview of pancreatic cancer, types of pancreatic cancer and how it is commonly treated.

Cancer Australia provide information about pancreatic cancer risks, diagnosis and treatment.

Pancare Foundation provide information to explain pancreatic cancer.

The Unicorn Foundation provide an overview of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumour, types, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

The Pancreatic cancer Common Path provides people the opportunity to learn from others that have already experienced a cancer diagnosis.

Support information and services

Many people say that being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer can be stressful and frightening. Knowing how to access services that can support you, if you need them, is important. The links below will take you to a range of sites that provide information to support people affected by pancreatic cancer.

Pancare can help provide financial aid and emotional support with a dedicated community care program. 

The Rare Cancers Australia Patient Support Program provides patients with a centre of knowledge, guidance, advice and hope.

The PanSupport resource has been developed with patients and carers to provide information, ideas and resources for people affected by pancreatic cancer

The Unicorn Foundation provide support to people affected by pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours.