Proper Diet for Pancreatic Cancer

With rising incidence and mortality of pancreatic cancer, great importance should be attached to timely treatment for pancreatic cancer and also to pancreatic cancer diet. The patient's diet is closely connected to his prognosis and recuperation.

Cancer experts of St. Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou suggest one should take timely treatment as soon as the diagnosis as pancreatic cancer. During and after the treatment, certain diet should be modified to improve patient’s poor condition.

Avoid overeating

During or after treatment, pancreatic cancer patient should avoid overeating and food in high fat and take more food favorable to spleen and stomach, such as red beans, broad beans, yam, mussels, figs, hazelnuts, milk, etc. Once the lesion occurs in pancreatic cancer, the function of digesting fat will be severely affected, so it’s better to limit the consumption of fat, , greasy, fried and other indigestible foods.

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Limit irritates

Patients with pancreatic cancer need to avoid fatty foods and foods in high animal fat; cigarettes, alcohol and spicy foods should also be avoided; Hard, sticky or indigestible food such as leeks, celery and coarse grains need to be limited as these foods may cause stimulation to intestines and stomach. A proper diet for pancreatic cancer patient should completely exclude spices such as onions, ginger, garlic and pepper.

Consuming nutritious food

The diet of patients with pancreatic cancer must follow a nutritious, digestible, less irritating, low-fat diet which includes foods in high protein and carbohydrate such as milk, fish, liver, egg white, fine flour food, juice, vegetable soup, etc. Food like hawthorn, kelp, seaweed, seaweed would be a great help for recovery.

Cancer experts of St. Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou remind that in addition to the dietary conditioning, pancreatic cancer patients also need some encouragement psychological to establishing the confidence to fight against cancer. We hope our suggestions may contribute to improve the quality of life of pancreatic cancer patients.

*Surgery, in addition to the appropriate chemotherapy and radiotherapy, are effective in treating early cancer, but certain patients in late stage of cancer may not be tolerate surgery well as they can be relatively weak. A combination of carefully planned minimally invasive therapy, chemotherapy or radiotherapy can effectively reduce the side effects and discomfort of treatment and may help patient get better efficacy.

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