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. Depression can affect your daily life and you may feel less able to cope with other symptoms. Getting the right support can help you deal with your emotions.

Talking about your worries and fears may help you manage your situation. You can speak to your GP, nurse or specialist palliative care team. They can refer you for emotional help such as counselling, if needed.

Read more about anxiety and depression and what can help.

Anxiety and depression

Speak to our specialist nurses

You can also speak to our specialist nurses on our Support Line. They can answer your questions, talk through how you are feeling, and provide support.

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Specialist nurse Dianne

Published April 2021

Review date April 2023