Disease Management

Educate yourself about pancreatic cancer and learn ways to make your life more comfortable during and after treatment. Find information on nutrition, exercise, and more to help you navigate life with pancreatic cancer.

75 Articles

Roberta and Vic Luna podcasting
Disease Management
May 29, 2024 • 7 Min

Roberta Luna Gets Real about Pancreatic Cancer

Long-term survivor Roberta Luna has channeled her passion for pancreatic cancer advocacy into a weekly podcast featuring patients, advocacy, medical professionals and more.

Fruits, vegetables, nuts, fish
Disease Management
May 2, 2024 • 6 Min

What to Eat—and What to Avoid—When You Have Pancreatic Cancer

The disease and treatment for pancreatic cancer affect the digestive system. Dietitian L.J. Amaral guides you to the best nutrition sources.

Illustration of a whipple and a doctor
Disease Management
April 8, 2024 • 4 Min

In Safe Hands: Selecting the Right Whipple Surgeon

The Whipple procedure is a complex surgery–how do you find an expert with the vast experience needed for your surgery?

Maria Petzel, oncology dietitian
Disease Management
March 12, 2024 • 6 Min

How to Eat with Pancreatic Cancer

What should I eat while in treatment? Oncology dietitian Maria Petzel provides eating strategies for pancreatic cancer patients.

Oncology dietitians L.J. Amaral and Jessica Harrison
Disease Management
February 14, 2024 • 5 Min

Nutrition Myths Debunked

Does sugar really feed cancer? Is a keto diet better for cancer? Should cancer patients avoid fats? Dietitians L.J. Amaral and Jessica Harrison take on common nutrition myths.

Dr. Francesca Torriani
Disease Management
December 21, 2023 • 5 Min

Navigating Cold and Flu Season as a Cancer Patient

Are you in treatment and planning to see friends or family for the holidays? Learn the best ways to protect yourself from cold, flu, and other viruses.

Podcast host and primary care physician Dr. Jon Hallberg
Disease Management
November 27, 2023 • 3 Min

Reaching Primary Care Providers Through Podcasts

Dr. Jon Hallberg leads a series on early detection of pancreatic cancer as part of his mission to reach providers through podcasts.

Illustration of man walking to a clipboard
Disease Management
November 10, 2023 • 5 Min

Why Clinical Trials Should Be a Patient’s Starting Point

Why are clinical trials such an important part of pancreatic cancer treatment? We outline many reasons doctors and patients should look at trials.

Patter Birsic, Sally Sampson, Dr. Anna Evans Phillips, Jane Holt
Disease Management
October 30, 2023 • 5 Min

Focus on Nutrition with The National Pancreas Foundation

Because they focus on all diseases of the pancreas, the National Pancreas Foundation created a cookbook to guide patients on how to eat.

SOcial Worker Lauren Shaffer and Dr. Dawn Gross
Disease Management
October 4, 2023 • 6 Min

Why End-of-Life Conversations Matter—and How to Have Them

Social worker Lauren Shaffer and palliative care specialist Dr. Dawn Gross discuss how to have difficult conversations about end-of-life care and wishes.

Dr. Dawn Gross, palliative care specialist
Disease Management
September 8, 2023 • 6 Min

All About End-of-Life Planning: Difficult Conversations

Do you know how to prepare for end-of-life? Do you want to make it easier on your family? Dr. Dawn Gross provides some planning guidelines.

Dr. Allyson Ocean
Disease Management
August 4, 2023 • 3 Min

Using Ice to Prevent Neuropathy

Neuropathy–tingling or numbness in your extremities–is a common side effect of chemotherapy. Learn more about the role of ice in preventing neuropathy.

logo of Digest This! the PERT calculator
Disease Management
July 6, 2023 • 4 Min

The Whys and Hows of Pancreatic Enzyme Replacement Therapy

Pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT), is an important part of treatment that is often not properly utilized, but a new tool can help.

Dr. Leigh Boehmer, chief medical officer of ACCC
Disease Management
June 9, 2023 • 4 Min

The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) Fights for Equitable Cancer Care

The Association of Community Cancer Centers helps local oncologists access the latest treatment and care information, says Dr. Leigh Boehmer.

Long-term survivor of pancreatic cancer Camille Moses and Dr. Peter Hosein
Survivor Stories
April 20, 2023 • 1 Min

New and Wonderful Things

Long-term survivor Camille Moses updates Let’s Win on her activities as an advocate for research funding and patients in treatment.