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This CPD activity consists of 5 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) designed to test your knowledge on pancreatic cancer in primary care—you will then be prompted to reflect on your learning.

The questions, written by Dr Honor Merriman, GP and CPD tutor, relate to Ali Stunt’s expert article, Pancreatic cancer: GPs can help prognosis by identifying early signs, which summarises the challenges presented by pancreatic cancer and possible new approaches in diagnosis and treatment. 

On completion of this activity, you should be able to:

  • explain why pancreatic cancer has some of the lowest survival rates of any cancer
  • discuss the risk factors for pancreatic cancer and how to recognise early symptoms
  • explain why CT scans are more reliable than ultrasound for diagnosis and staging.