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    Positive thinking is the most important thing you can do for yourself. Watch your diet and eat plenty of healthy things. You can get an excellent book on diet from the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network's PALS Program- www.pancan.org . Walk everyday if you can and keep active. And ignore those people who tell you that this disease means hospice. It doesn't!

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      Blue

      It sure helps to read that this can be a positive experience. I have finished chemo and am now doiing 5- weeks of daily radiation to shrink the tumor enough for a Whipple operation. Still feeling energetic and, due to biliary stent implant, have a decent appetite. Have been advised to avoid raw foods, dairy and fatty foods. Yogurt, however, is OK.

      over 4 years ago
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