This fact sheet is for people with pancreatic cancer who are having a stent put in to treat jaundice caused by a blocked bile duct. Families may also find it helpful. It explains what stents are, when they are used, how they are put in and possible problems. There is also information about the support available for you.
Please note, if you are looking for information on a stent for a blocked duodenum, this fact sheet is not the right one for you. You can order the information you need by clicking here: Stents for a blocked duodenum.