Anxiety and depression towards the end of life
It is natural to feel anxious, frightened or angry when you are approaching the end of your life. But you may feel overwhelmed by these feelings at times. Anxiety and depression can be common in people with pancreatic cancer.
What can help with anxiety and depression?
Getting the right support can help you deal with your emotions. Read more about anxiety and depression, and what can help.
Talking about your worries and fears may help you come to terms with your situation. You can speak to your GP, nurse or specialist palliative care team. They can refer you for specialist psychological (emotional) help such as counselling if needed. Some people also find it helpful to talk to a spiritual leader.
Read more about other symptoms:
- extreme tiredness (fatigue)
- problems with diet and digestion
- weight loss and reduced appetite
- feeling and being sick
- a blocked duodenum
- stomach emptying slowly
- bowel problems
- swelling (ascites and oedema)
Published March 2018
Review date March 2020