Living with pancreatic cancer

This section will give information on managing pancreatic cancer and living the best quality of life possible. It will explain the side effects of treatments and conditions that may result in people with pancreatic cancer. It will also explain palliative care and how to plan for end of life.

Living with pancreatic cancer means different things to different people. Whether or not you have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, or care for someone who has the disease, it will have a large impact on your life.

Managing the symptoms associated with pancreatic cancer, side effects of treatments and conditions that can occur as a result of the disease, can feel complicated and daunting.

Many people with pancreatic cancer will be told that they are at an advanced stage of the disease. Palliative care will make up part of their treatment.

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.

Patient Information Booklets

Control the symptoms of pancreatic cancer

This booklet covers the different procedures used to control pancreatic cancer symptoms with practical information about your hospital visit and returning home. Includes a section about second opinions, clinical trials and questions to ask your doctor and a glossary to explain some of the terms used.