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Pancreatic Cancer (cont.)

Questions to Ask the Doctor

A person who has been diagnosed with pancreatic adenocarcinoma should ask the doctor the following questions:

  • 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, then when should I consider hospice or palliative care and 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?
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/13/2013
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