Living with pancreatic cancer
Once your treatment is over, your doctor will want to see you for regular check-ups. This is known as follow-up. He or she will let you know how often you need to see them. Usually this is every 3 months for 3 years and less often after that. If you have had surgery, your first visit is usually 6 weeks later.
At the check-up, you may have tests like a physical exam, X-rays, scans or blood tests. If you have any problems in between these appointments, contact your doctor or nurse without delay.
There are many cancer support centres and voluntary groups around the country. If you feel they could help you and your family, call the Cancer Nurseline on 1800 200 700. The Nurseline can give you more information on counselling or support groups in your area.
We can also help you cope with the emotional effects of a cancer diagnosis.
Note: Links to external websites are listed below. The Irish Cancer Society is not responsible for the content of external websites.
- Irish Cancer Society online community
- National Pancreas Foundation
- Pancreatic Cancer Alliance
- Pancreatic Cancer UK