Symptoms and diagnosis

Thank you for agreeing to take part in this survey.

This survey is open to UK residents only, is completely anonymous and should only take you around 15 minutes to complete. 

We are trying to establish what made pancreatic cancer patients first go to their doctors - i.e. what their earliest symptoms were. We need this so we can help others in the future go to their doctors sooner.

We also need to understand the stage a which patients are diagnosed, what treatments they were offered and what types of support including information and emotional support pancreatic cancer patients receive in the UK.

We need this information so we can develop our strategy to help improve early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer and ensure all patients have the right access to treatments and support at whatever stage of the patient pathway.

If you are or were a carer for a pancreatic cancer patient and have this information, please fill in the form too, indicating you were the carer.

For help completing this survey, please contact Pancreatic Cancer Action on 0303 040 1770 or email enquiries@panact.org

Thank you!

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* 1. Please let us know if the patient is male or female and if you are responding as the patient or their carer.

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* 2. What age were you at diagnosis?

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* 3. Had you heard of pancreatic cancer before your diagnosis?

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* 4. What were the first symptoms that made you go to your doctor?
(if you can only think of one, just fill in the first box)

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* 5. Did your GP initially dismiss your symptoms as nothing to worry about?

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* 6. Did you initially dismiss your symptoms as nothing to worry about?

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* 7. How long was it from reporting your first symptoms to your GP to a referral to a specialist doctor?

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* 8. If you weren't referred to your specialist by a GP, how were you referred?

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* 9. Were you diagnosed with diabetes before your pancreatic cancer diagnosis?

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* 10. If you were diagnosed with diabetes before your pancreatic cancer, how long before?

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* 11. How long was it from seeing the specialist doctor to the beginning of your first treatment?

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* 12. Were you told what stage your cancer was at diagnosis?

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* 13. How was your diagnosis given?

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* 14. Where you given the choice to have a friend/family member present when being told of your diagnosis?

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* 15. Did you feel health professionals gave you enough time to ask questions about your diagnosis?

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* 16. Were you given the contact number of a Cancer Nurse Specialist (CNS) at the point of your diagnosis?

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* 17. Were you seen by a specialist dietitian at any point following your diagnosis?

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