Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Pancreatic Cancer

If you've been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer (adenocarcinoma), here are good questions to ask your doctor:

  • Where is my cancer located?
  • How far has the cancer spread?
  • What treatment options do I have?
  • What is the overall goal of treatment in my case?
  • If the expectation of therapy is not to cure the cancer, when should I consider hospice or palliative care? What do I need to know about advance directives?
  • What are the risks and side effects of the proposed treatment?
  • Am I eligible for a clinical trial? How do I find out?