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For people with pancreatic cancer, nutrition is an important part of feeling well during and after treatment. Eating well can be a challenge for people with this type of cancer, but healthcare providers can recommend ways to maintain a healthy diet during and after treatment.

Pancreatic Cancer and Nutrition

It is important for patients to eat well during pancreatic cancer treatment. For people with this disease, nutrition is an important part of feeling well. Eating right often helps people with pancreatic cancer feel better and have more energy.
However, getting the proper nutrition can be difficult because pancreatic cancer patients may feel uncomfortable or tired. The patient's doctor, dietitian, or other healthcare provider can suggest ways to maintain a healthy diet.

Nutrition Following Pancreatic Cancer Surgery

Pancreatic cancer surgery may interfere with the production of pancreatic enzymes that help to digest food. As a result, patients may have problems digesting food and absorbing nutrients into the body. To prevent malnutrition, doctors may prescribe medicines that replace these enzymes. Checkups are also important, because doctors will need to check the patient for weight loss, weakness, and lack of energy.
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