This guide has been prepared to help you, as well as your friends, family and caregivers, better understand pancreatic cancer and its treatment. It contains information on the causes of the disease and how it is diagnosed, up-to-date guidance on the types of treatments that may be available and the possible side effects of treatment. The medical information described in this document is based on the ESMO Clinical Practice Guideline for pancreatic cancer, which is designed to help clinicians with the diagnosis and management of pancreatic cancer. All ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines are prepared and reviewed by leading experts using evidence gained from the latest clinical trials, research and expert opinion. The information included in this guide is not intended as a replacement for your doctor’s advice. Your doctor knows your full medical history and will help guide you regarding the best treatment for you.