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What do I need to know about caring for someone with pancreatic cancer?

If someone in your care has pancreatic cancer, you need to make sure that he or she follows the doctor's treatment plan. Because being diagnosed with a serious disease, such as pancreatic cancer, is extremely stressful and frightening, you should be prepared to encounter strong emotions from the person in your care. To treat the cancer, surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and pain relief treatments are often used in combination with one another. You should become familiar with the side effects of these treatments, and prepare in advance for the extra care they will require.

Being a caregiver of someone with cancer can be stressful and exhausting. You may want to join a support group for caregivers to help you in your role.

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