Best Books on

Pancreatic Cancer


Dealing with a Pancreatic Cancer diagnosis is no easy task. The right books can help.


Just Diagnosed with Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer: First Steps and More
By Jr., M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., Earl J. Campazzi

This 2017 guide helps patients and those close to them to navigate the complex challenges pancreatic cancer presents. As one Amazon reviewer wrote, “In particular I found his 15 Action Steps invaluable. Once you get a diagnosis like this there is so much to do and very little time to do it…these action steps provide the groundwork for a comprehensive plan…”

100 Questions & Answers About Pancreatic Cancer
By Eileen O'Reilly, Joanne Frankel Kelvin

An oncologist and nurse answer questions heard from pancreatic cancer patients. They provide authoritative, practical answers about treatment options, post-treatment quality of life, sources of support, and much more.


Published in 2007, this book offers clear explanations of pancreatic cancer and helps people know what to expect both physically and mentally. The authors hope that their honest yet hopeful perspective will help all people with cancer and those who care about them.

How we chose the books on this lisT

Books chosen by Pancreatic Cancer Today’s team for this list must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a properly credentialed author - with top training and knowledge in the field

  • Contain accurate and referenced information

  • Be reasonably current (given books cannot be updated with every discovery or change in care recommendations)