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.
Read about other symptoms at the end of life
- Pain towards the end of life
- Fatigue at the end of life
- Diet and digestion at the end of life
- Weight loss and reduced appetite towards the end of life
- Feeling and being sick at the end of life
- Stomach emptying slowly towards end of life
- Bowel problems towards the end of life
- Swelling (ascites and oedema)
- Jaundice in the last few months
- Bedsores towards the end of life
- Anxiety and depression towards the end of life
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.
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.
Published April 2021
Review date April 2023