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The capture of anticancer medicine use by the PBS was generally high but varied depending on cancer site. PBS data can be supplemented by MBS and inpatient data, to examine ‘fact of treatment’ with a very high capture.

This information is intended as a guide for patients and their families, following pancreatic surgery. Each person’s experience may differ from this guide, depending upon the specific protocols used at different hospitals and how they recover after surgery.

What is pancreatic cancer? Find the latest pancreatic cancer statistics including incidence, mortality and survival in NSW.

People suspected of or diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, primary liver cancer, and cholangiocarcinoma in NSW should be referred to one of these specialist centres

People suspected of or diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, primary liver cancer, and cholangiocarcinoma in NSW should be referred to one of these specialist centres

This information is for people who are preparing to undergo a pancreatectomy (removal of the pancreas). This is intended as a general overview of pancreatic surgery.

Recent hospital diagnosis data were valid for identifying incident cases for six of the twelve most common cancer types. The level of identification was generally higher for cases aged < 80 years, those with known disease stage and cases living in higher socioeconomic areas.

Strategies that reduce the uptake of smoking and encourage current smokers to quit could substantially reduce the future incidence of pancreatic cancer in Australia, particularly among men.

Consultation with an oncologist mitigated most of the sociodemographic and service-related disparities in chemotherapy use. There is a need to establish referral pathways to ensure that all patients have the opportunity to discuss treatment options with a medical oncologist.