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Diet and chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer

Eating well can help you to cope with chemotherapy or chemoradiotherapy for pancreatic cancer. However, you may get side effects that affect how much you are able to eat or drink.  

Common chemotherapy side effects include:

  • feeling and being sick (nausea and vomiting)
  • loss of appetite
  • taste changes
  • loose watery poo (diarrhoea)
  • problems emptying your bowels (constipation).

There are ways to manage these side effects – speak to your doctor, nurse or dietitian if you have any of them. We have information about managing the side effects of the different chemotherapy drugs. And these tips may also help.

More diet and pancreatic cancer information 

Updated November 2017

To be reviewed November 2019

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