Coping with chemotherapy
Having pancreatic cancer and chemotherapy can affect you emotionally as well as physically. People find different ways to cope and there is support available. Read our information on coping with pancreatic cancer to learn more.
You might want to join our online discussion forum, or talk to someone trained to listen, like a counsellor. Talking to others affected by pancreatic cancer may help, and there are support groups around the country where you can meet others.
Some people find complementary therapies help in coping with the side effects of chemotherapy. Some chemotherapy units or local hospices have complementary therapies available such as massage, relaxation, acupuncture and aromatherapy. Always tell your medical team before you start a complementary therapy, as some may affect your cancer treatment.
Going to work
You can work during treatment if you feel up to it, but you may need to agree flexible working with your employer. You may also be entitled to sick pay if you decide not to work.