During the treatment of cancer, you develop a complication with your small intestines. The small intestines usually swells and the swelling can be increased if you take coconut. Research has proven that coconuts and nuts increases the swelling and they should be avoided by any patient undergoing treatment. The swelling of the small intestines is not a small issue and should not be taken lightly as it can lead to death. Avoid coconut and nuts at all costs if you are undergoing pancreatic cancer treatment.