A new clinical pathway for GPs has been launched to mark World Pancreatic Cancer Day, to help people living with pancreatic cancer receive better support in the community.
In 2019, 3,599 Australians will be treated for Pancreatic Cancer.
General practitioners can find the new Pancreatic Cancer – Established pathway, on their local HealthPathways site.
This pathway has been developed to assist Victorian GPs and is based on the Pancreatic Cancer Optimal Care Pathway (OCP). The pathway provides guidance on side effects of cancer therapies and aims to increase GP confidence in managing adverse reactions of active cancer treatment and referral advice at various stages of the cancer.
Victorian PHNs will now develop a suspected Pancreatic Cancer pathway to complement and complete the suite. This pathway is due to be published in early 2020.
The Optimal Care Pathway (OCPs) HealthPathways project funded by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services and aims to increase adoption of the OCPs in primary care through the development of HealthPathways and online care pathways. Special thanks to Pancare and the cancer specialists who collaborated with the PHNs to develop this pathway.
To access the Pancreatic Cancer – Established pathway, contact your local PHN.