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What is the emotional impact of pancreatic cancer?

John A. Chabot
Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
At times during the course of the disease, a patient may feel anxious and lonely, shocked and angry, or settled and in control. It is important to recognize that this rollercoaster of emotions is natural. Pancreatic cancer, and its treatment, may also create certain physical symptoms such as pain, digestive difficulties, and fatigue. If poorly controlled, these symptoms can cause distress and may lead to a poorer quality of life. A strong support system, including family, friends, clergy, and a good medical team, will help a patient deal with these different aspects of pancreatic cancer.

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