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    Pancreatic Cancer - Home Treatment

    Managing side effects

    The side effects of treatment can be serious. Healthy habits such as eating a balanced diet and getting enough sleep and exercise may help control your symptoms. Your doctor may also give you medicines to help you with certain side effects, such as medicines to control and prevent nausea and vomiting.

    Other symptoms that can be treated at home include:

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    Pancreatic Cancer Overview

    In 2015, about 48,960 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer affects equal numbers of men and women, almost always after age 45. Cancer of the pancreas barely makes the top 10 most common cancers in the U.S. However, pancreatic cancer's tendency to spread silently before diagnosis makes it the fourth deadliest cancer diagnosis, with more than 40,000 people expected to die of the disease in 2015.

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    Nutrition

    Pancreatic cancer and its treatments can cause you to lose your appetite. And the cancer can make it harder for your body to get what it needs from food. This can make you lose weight and grow weak. So it's important to pay attention to what you eat.

    A dietitian can help you plan meals that will give you the most energy. You may also need to take supplements.

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