Diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

If you or someone you care for is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer it can be a frightening and bewildering time. You may be wondering what will happen next, what treatment options may be suitable and their side effects. This section will tell you about what pancreatic cancer is and the stages of the disease. You can find out more about treatment, clinical trials and sources of support.

Pancreatic Cancer Action
Patient Information Booklets

Diet and Nutrition for Patients

This booklet contains information about how pancreatic cancer can affect your diet and nutrition. Provides information on managing dietary symptoms such as malabsorption, enzyme replacement, poor appetite, weight loss and managing diarrhoea. Contains a section about dietary supplements and information about diabetes and diet.

In this video, real patients describe what being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer means to them:

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Information Product № PCA0011v1 Published 03/10/2019
Last Updated 19/03/2024 Next Review Due 19/03/2027