Ask a doctor

Receiving a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is a challenging and uncertain time, both for patients and for those who care about them. We know you have lots of questions, which is why we created our Ask A Doctor service in partnership with Craig’s Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society. We have a team of medical specialists ready to answer questions between your doctor’s appointments, and provide suggestions to help patients, caregivers and families make informed decisions about care and treatment options for this disease. This service is free to use and available no matter your location.

Here are some example question topics:

  • Disease questions
  • Treatment options
  • Wait times
  • Diagnostic assessments
  • Post diagnosis
  • Medical resources in your area

Please note, while we are happy to answer questions and help you navigate this disease, this service is not able to make a diagnosis or provide a second opinion.

Second Opinions:

A second opinion is often sought when someone has received a pancreatic cancer diagnosis and is deciding on individualized treatment. Second opinions offer an additional qualified point of view and will also help you feel more confident about your chosen treatment plan.

While our Ask A Doctor service is not able to provide a second opinion, we can help you locate a specialist near you. As a patient, you have the right to ask for a second opinion to ensure you are pursuing the best course of treatment. You may want to seek a second opinion for:

  • A review of scans
  • Questions on recommended treatment
  • If you are questioning your diagnosis
  • Clarification on what your physician has told you

If you require a second opinion, we can help you locate a specialist closest to you: 
askadoctor@pancreaticcancercanada.ca

Please include:

  • City and province you live in.
  • Current name of physician or specialist.
  • What you would like to know more about.

How to use our “Ask a Doctor” program

When you contact our Ask A Doctor medical specialists with your questions, it is important to include all relevant information regarding your question and/or diagnosis.

Please include:

  • The city and province you live in
  • Current name of your physician or specialist
  • What you would like to know more about

You can then send your questions to: askadoctor@pancreaticcancercanada.ca.

We would like to acknowledge and thank the following medical specialists for volunteering their time and expertise to this program. They are all passionate advocates for patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Question topics:

  • Disease questions
  • Treatment options
  • Second opinions
  • Wait times
  • Diagnostic assessments
  • Post diagnosis

Send questions to:
askadoctor@pancreaticcancercanada.ca

Please include:

  • City and province you live in.

*We would like to thank and acknowledge the following medical specialists for volunteering their time and expertise to this program. They are all passionate advocates for patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Dr. Mark Walsh
Surgical Oncology

Dr. Michele Molinari
Surgical Oncology

Dr. Ravi Ramjeesingh
Medical Oncology

Dr. Pierre Schmit
Radiation Oncology

Melanie McIvor
Pharmacist Consultant

Robin Urquhart
Translational Research
Consultant

Jeanette Boudreau
Basic Research Consultant

Jayne Sierens
Research Consultant

Adam Nelson
Graduate Student

This service is provided in partnership with Craig’s Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society.

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