If you have problems with digestion or are losing weight, you should see a dietitian. A specialist dietitian is an expert in pancreatic cancer and diet. They may be called a:
- pancreatic dietitian – an expert in diet and the pancreas
- hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) dietitian – an expert in diet and the liver, gallbladder, bile duct and pancreas
- oncology dietitian – an expert in diet and cancer
- upper gastrointestinal (upper GI) dietitian – an expert in diet and the first part of the digestive system.
Not all hospitals have a specialist dietitian. Your doctor or nurse may help you with digestion symptoms, or refer you to a general dietitian.