The Ralph Bates Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund

Symptoms of pancreatic cancer

Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer.

Time is of the essence when it comes to diagnosing pancreatic cancer. It’s easy to miss early indicators so it’s important to be aware of the symptoms.

Having any or all of these symptoms does not mean you have pancreatic cancer but if the symptoms are regular and persistent it is best to see your doctor as they could be an indication that something is wrong. Catching pancreatic cancer early is a must!

The most common symptoms are;
• Unexplained significant weight loss over a short period of time.
• Jaundice- where the skin has a yellow “tint” and urine will appear darker than normal.
• Significant pain in the upper back- generally above the bottom of the rib cage.

Less common but none-the-less important indicators are;
• Vomiting, nausea and loss of appetite.
• Experiencing pain or feeling uncomfortable when eating.
• Experiencing pain in the upper abdomen which spreads to the back and can be relieved by stretching forward.
• Indigestion or an uncomfortable feeling in the stomach which is not relieved by taking prescribed medicine.

Remember- see your doctor if you are concerned.

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