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Pancreatic cancer information

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL) information  

The Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Nurse Specialists and the Macmillan Pancreatic Cancer Dietitian are based at Leicester General Hospital but they will review patients who come to Leicester Royal Infirmary.  

The Hepatobiliary Patient Information Group produces leaflets that you may find useful:

Hepatobiliary and pancreatic nurse specialist service

Your multidisciplinary team (MDT) for hepatobiliary cancer

Endoscopic Ultrasound Examination (EUS) - currently being updated

Advice about taking enzyme replacement capsules

Having a distal pancreatectomy

Going home after your pancreatic surgery

Going home after biliary stent insertion

Support and financial information for patients with hepatobiliary and pancreatic cancer

Please be aware that even if you have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer not all of the leaflets will be relevant to your care. Leaflets relevant to your care will be given to you at the appropriate time, giving you the chance to discuss them with your healthcare team.   

More information can be found on the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Unit  website: Leicester HPB Unit. The website has details of the "My Pancreas" App, a free-to-download Pancreatic Cancer App. 

More information

Click on the coloured text links below for general information which may be of help:                             

Tests and investigations

Click on the above link to see if there is any online UHL information on the tests and investigations you may require. Use the search box to find out.   

Chemotherapy and other drug therapies

UHL and other information about chemotherapy, hormone therapy, biological therapy (including immunotherapy) and other drug therapies.  Please note that not all therapies are suitable for all types of cancer.     

Radiotherapy

UHL and other information about radiotherapy treatment. Please note that radiotherapy is not suitable for all types of cancer.              

Eating, appetite and taste

Local and other information that you may find useful if you have eating problems as a result of your cancer or its treatment.        

Support groups

For a list of cancer support groups in the local area please click on the heading above.             

Further information

If you would like more information, including details of how to contact a nurse specialist or specialist dietitian, please contact the Cancer Information Centre.  Alternatively, click on the heading above for details of other organisations that may be able to help you.          

Information in languages other than English 

To find out if there is any information about cancer, cancer treatments and living with cancer available in your preferred language, please click on the heading above, or contact the Cancer Information Centre.                    

This page last reviewed 14/06/2021