Pancreatic mass

Hi my husband has been ill for 4 months with chronic pain and weight loss. He’s just been told he has a mass in his pancreas. I’ve read the statistics and I’m scared he’s going to die soon. I only buried my dad 10 weeks ago and don’t even know how to begin containing my fear and emotions to be strong for him x

  • Hello Gdp

    I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad and that now your husband has been told he has a mass on his pancreas. Understandably, you may be feeling overwhelmed by thoughts and emotions of what the future might hold.

    We know that for many people this period of waiting for more tests and news can be difficult and often people turn to the internet for information. Unfortunately what happens is that they are then left even more worried and fearful and still with no certain answers. Please try to avoid searching for information at this moment. Once the hospital team has been able to give you both some clear information about your husband's diagnosis and the plans for treatment/management then you will know what you are both facing. 

    In the meantime, I wonder if you might find it helpful to talk things through with one of our nurses. I know they will be happy to offer any advice, information, and support they can along with helping you think about any questions you might want to ask at his next appointment. If you'd like to speak with them they're available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm on 0808 800 4040 (excluding bank holidays). 

    I hope you have some more news soon Gdp. Keep in touch and let us know how you get on. 

    Best wishes, 
    Cancer Chat moderator 

  • Thankyou so much for your reply. I think it’s all the waiting and not knowing that is really hard. Plus he isn’t eating so he looks like he is wasting away

  • Offline in reply to Gdp

    My Husband started to lose weight at the beginning of April and has now a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer spread to lungs and liver.Its so very isolating and you don't know where or who to turn to.Its simply overwhelming.