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Early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer

Early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer

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Format

Knowledge

Time to Complete

0.5 hours

Published

December 12, 2017

Updated

January 10, 2018

Programme Description

In this article Dr Lucy Thompson and Dr Anthony Cunliffe advise on symptoms and signs of pancreatic cancer that may present in primary care. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include when to refer and potential risk factors.

Educational Objectives

After taking this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Recognise symptoms and signs of pancreatic cancer
  • Understand when to consider further investigations and when to refer immediately
  • Identify potential risk factors for pancreatic cancer
  • Authors

    Activity and test authors
    Dr Lucy Thompson
    Macmillan GP adviser
    Trowbridge
    UK

    Dr Anthony Cunliffe
    Macmillan GP adviser
    London
    UK
    For more information about pancreatic cancer, contact the free Pancreatic Cancer UK Support Line on 0808 801 0707 or nurse@pancreaticcancer.org.uk.

    INSTRUCTIONS

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.

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    Hardware and Software Requirements
    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required