Individuals and their families who are affected by pancreatic cancer often face unique and difficult challenges. The Patient Corner provides educational material to help better understand pancreatic cancer, including diagnosis and treatment. There is also the opportunity to follow the research progress with the APGI Community Newsletters, become involved in community engagement work or share your personal story about pancreatic cancer.
Pancreatic cancer is relatively uncommon, accounting for only 2.2% of all cancer cases in Australia. Therefore, some people may not fully understand the role of the pancreas and how cancer can develop here. This section outlines the functions of the pancreas, as well as important information about pancreatic cancer, including possible causes, diagnosis and treatment.