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How do I manage my stage 1 pancreatic cancer on a daily basis?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

The most important thing you can do to manage your stage 1 pancreatic cancer is to follow your doctor's treatment plan. In addition, you should learn what you can about your disease and its treatments, so that as you discuss your treatment options with your family and doctor, you can make educated decisions. Another thing you can do is to build a network of family, friends, and cancer survivors that can talk with you, help you with daily tasks if needed, and provide emotional support through a difficult time. You might consider seeing a counselor or spiritual advisor to help you cope with your disease.

If you will have surgery or other treatments, you may need to prepare for an extended period of treatment and recovery, in which you need more help with daily tasks than you are accustomed to. Your doctor may prescribe medications or nutritional supplements to help you manage and recover from the treatments.

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