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Managing pancreatic cancer symptoms and side effects

Pancreatic cancer can cause a range of symptoms, including problems with diet and digestion, pain, fatigue and feeling sick. Everyone is different, and people will get different symptoms at different stages of their cancer. There are ways to manage these symptoms. Treatments for pancreatic cancer, such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy, can help with some of the symptoms – although they can also cause side effects. 

Your medical team should regularly check how you are coping with your symptoms and talk to you about how you are feeling, and any emotional concerns you have. If they don’t talk to you about these concerns, or you are worried about anything, speak to your doctor or nurse. You can speak to our specialist nurses on our free Support Line if you have any questions about symptoms. 

Living with Pancreatic Cancer online support sessions

Our face-to-face meetups might be on hold for now but our support continues with our new, free online sessions. Run on Zoom and hosted by our specialist pancreatic cancer nurses, they will give you the chance to connect with others who have also been diagnosed; ask questions, share your experiences, support each other and feel understood.