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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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    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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