Pancreatic Cancer: Is There Hope? - RAD596-D

Pancreatic Cancer: Is There Hope?

by H. Marie Dorris, MNSc, RN, OCN®
(4.5 / 10 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Radiologic Technology (0.75 CE Credit)

Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00


Pancreatic cancer remains difficult to diagnose and treat because no clear early warning signs and symptoms exist, and many symptoms reported are vague and can be attributed to other, benign causes. Pancreatic cancer remains the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. In 2018, it is estimated that 55,440 men and women will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and about 44,330 men and women will die of it. The rate of pancreatic cancer has increased, although it has remained fairly stable over the past few years. All healthcare professionals need to be informed about pancreatic cancer so they can be aware of its signs, symptoms, and risk factors, and be knowledgeable about treatment options. This module discusses risk factors, diagnostics, and treatment options for pancreatic cancer.


The goal of this continuing education module is to inform nurses and radiologic technologists about the incidence, pathophysiology, identification, and treatment of pancreatic cancer. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Name three signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer
  • Compare and contrast two treatment options for pancreatic cancer
  • Discuss two palliative care interventions for pancreatic cancer

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, physicians, and imaging and radiation therapists.
Imaging and radiation therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
This activity is approved for credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 4/26/2019 to 5/1/2020.
This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.

Course Originally Released on: 5/17/2010
Date of Most Recent Review: 10/1/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 5/1/2020

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Kelly P - Phoenix, AZ  ·  Jul 21, 2019
Lots of good information provided
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Stephen S - Eaton, CO  ·  Jul 13, 2019
this was informative
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Jessica S - Casa Grande , AZ  ·  Jun 15, 2019
Interesting but yet not something I would enjoy reading about again.
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Gail V - Torrington, WY  ·  May 31, 2019
Very informative article
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Julia K - Monticello, IA  ·  May 28, 2019
Good information on a topic that I'm not very familiar with
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Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00