Pancreatic cancer and diet webinar

Monday 20th May 2024, 6-7pm

About this webinar

What dietary issues can I expect with pancreatic cancer? What kinds of foods should I eat, and what should I try to avoid? What is PERT and why is it so important for people with pancreatic cancer?

These are just a few of the questions that our expert specialist nurses are asked every day on our Support Line. If you or a friend or family member has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, you might have these questions too – and others.

Register now to attend our free webinar on pancreatic cancer and diet on Monday 20th May at 6pm.

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What to expect

  • Expert information on the pancreas, pancreatic cancer and diet
  • A clear overview of what issues you might experience, and what to do about them
  • Links to more detailed information that you can take away and read whenever you need
  • An opportunity to ask any questions you have about diet and pancreatic cancer

Who will be speaking

  • Our Clinical Lead, Nicci Murphy. Nicci is one of the specialist nurses on Pancreatic Cancer UK’s Support Line
  • Rachel Caddy, a Specialist HPB Dietitian at the Liverpool University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Lauren Roberts, Specialist HPB Oncology Dietitian at the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre

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Rachel Caddy

“I am a registered dietitian, specialising in working with people affected by pancreatic conditions, including pancreatic cancer. I work at the Liverpool University NHS Foundation Trust where I work closely with the fantastic pancreatic team, seeing patients and providing specialist dietetic input focussed on using food and nutrition to maintain or improve health wherever possible, with a strong focus on optimising quality of life.

I have a keen interest in the appropriate use of pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT) in people with pancreatic conditions, and am passionate about providing education on the correct use of PERT to both patients and healthcare professionals.

I have presented locally and nationally to both patients and healthcare professionals on my role within healthcare and how supporting patients nutritionally can impact on their health, outcomes, and quality of life.

I live with my husband and baby daughter, and spend much of my time baking sweet treats (and the rest of the time thinking about what to bake next!).”

Lauren Roberts

“I am a registered dietitian, supporting people with cancer who are undergoing treatment such as chemotherapy. I specialise in cancers of the pancreas, liver and biliary system, working with my fabulous team at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre (Liverpool and Wirral) and closely with colleagues at The Royal Liverpool Hospital.

Where my colleague Rachel supports patients before and after surgery, I support patients through their treatment. As an oncology dietitian my aim is to maintain or optimise nutrition and health during chemotherapy, and I do this by offering individualised nutritional advice, including strategies around managing treatment side effects. A big part of this is educating and empowering people to manage their diet and PERT.

I provide holistic care with support from clinical nurse specialists and other vital teams, including those in psychological medicine and physiotherapy. We work together to improve patients’ wellbeing and quality of life.

I am passionate about working with people with pancreatic cancer, supporting patients and caregivers to manage PERT effectively. I write articles on pancreatic cancer and diet, and have had articles published nationally in popular nutrition magazines. I deliver education sessions on PERT locally, and am looking forward to reaching people across the UK at this webinar.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, most importantly my husband and my one-year-old son. We enjoy walks and fresh air together. Of course, I love anything food-related, whether it be cooking, tweaking recipes or eating. How could you be a dietitian if you didn’t like food, right?!”

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The most rewarding part of my job is seeing someone who has struggled with diet and PERT walk through the door a completely different person: empowered, positive, with increased strength and, most importantly, a smile on their face. Knowing you have contributed to that improvement in wellbeing is the best feeling ever, and why I love being a dietitian!

Lauren Roberts