The pancreas is important for digesting food – it produces enzymes that break food down into nutrients which are absorbed by your body.
Pancreatic cancer and its treatment change how your pancreas functions. Weight loss is very common as is poor appetite, nausea and changed bowel habits. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any of these symptoms.
Pancreatic enzyme supplements
Pancreatic enzyme supplements such as Creon, replace the enzymes your pancreas would usually make. If you need this your doctor will prescribe it for you. These supplements improve symptoms such as frequent, pale or loose bowel movements or weight loss . When these symptoms are managed well this will help you to feel better. Ask your doctor if you think you need help with these problems.