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Diet stories

  • Carole, experience of the effect of pancreatic cancer on diet

    1 September 2014

    I still find that I cannot eat large meals, yet there are times when I do not feel full and am tempted to keep eating but quite quickly go on to develop real discomfort, stomach ache and nausea. I am having to learn to try to restrain myself and stop eating before getting full, have a break and then 'top up' again with a snack a little later.

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  • Cliff, experience of the effect of pancreatic cancer on diet

    1 July 2011

    My experience of pancreatic cancer started some six months before diagnosis with little more than occasional bouts of digestive discomfort. The bouts became more frequent and during the final weeks while medical tests were carried out, digesting food became difficult. I was managing only two small meals a day, carefully chosen to avoid too much fat, and I was losing weight rapidly.

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  • Anne, experience of managing her diet with no pancreas

    1 July 2011

    I am not a typical pancreatic cancer patient. My weight has been steady for several years and I have always had a good appetite. You wouldn't think I'd had a malignant tumour because it was removed early as a result of vigilance over my chronic pancreatitis.

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