Symptoms of pancreatic cancer
Pancreatic cancer usually causes no symptoms in its early stages. Symptoms begin to appear as the cancer progresses. They are:
Abdominal or back pain
Yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes (mumps) .
Unexplained weight loss
The symptoms of pancreatic cancer are unclear. It can be caused by other conditions but should be checked by your doctor. If you experience any new symptoms that don’t go away, consult your doctor.
About the symptoms of pancreatic cancer
Symptoms depend on the location of the tumor in the pancreas (head, trunk, tail). Most pancreatic cancers begin in cells that produce digestive juices called exocrine tumors. The most common type of pancreatic cancer is adenocarcinoma.
Abdominal and back pain
Seven out of 10 (70%) people with pancreatic cancer go to the doctor because of the pain. Pain is common in pancreatic and tail cancer. People describe it as dull, dull pain. It extends from the abdomen to the back. The pain is worse when lying down and less when sitting. It may be worse after eating.
Some people may just have back pain. It is usually felt in the middle of the back and is usually permanent.
Most people with pancreatic cancer pale the first time they see a doctor. Most of them are also bitter. About 10 out of 100 people (about 10%) have painless jaundice.
Jaundice indicates yellowing of the skin and white eyes. Urine (urine) may be darker than normal, and stool (stool) may be lighter. Jaundice is common with pancreatic head cancer because the tumor blocks the bile passages. This tube carries bile to the small intestine (duodenum). If the spleen is blocked, it can enter the bloodstream. You excrete it in your urine (you blacken it) and not in your bowels (so your stools look clean).
The bile is so yellow that it yellows the skin. It may be less noticeable on darker or brown skin. It is easier to see white eyes than skin.
A common fever is a common symptom of many diseases of the liver and stomach.
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People diagnosed with pancreatic cancer may have lost a lot of weight (at least 10% of their total body weight) recently for no apparent reason. This symptom is very common in pancreatic head cancer.
Other signs and symptoms
Pancreatic cancer can cause other signs and symptoms. This can be before or after a cancer diagnosis. Not everyone has all the symptoms.
Some people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer have diabetes for the first time. Fewer people have been diagnosed with diabetes in the past year. If you have diabetes, you don’t produce enough insulin. So your blood sugar is high. Sugar removes some water from the body in the urine.
Weight loss and hunger
Severe bruising can cause itching. Increased concentrations of bile salts in the blood can cause skin irritation.
You may experience discomfort from fever and chills. Both of these conditions upset the delicate balance of body chemicals.
You may become ill if a local cancer or inflammation prevents food from passing from the stomach to the first part of the intestine. Appetite decreases as a result of the disease, leading to weight loss.
Changes in the bowel
If the pancreatic duct is blocked, you may experience symptoms called fatty stools. that is, after (R.L.P.). Stools can be difficult to pass, large, yellow, and often smelly. These intestinal problems mean that food is not digested properly. It also leads to weight loss.
Cough and chills
Occasionally you may have a fever due to diabetes or inflammation. When you have a high fever, you may feel cold and chilly.
Constipation Constipation causes heartburn, bloating, nausea, etc. This is a common problem in the general population and is not a sign of cancer in most people.
If it does not go away or improve with medication, see your doctor again.
Sometimes pancreatic cancer is associated with blood clots. For example, deep veins in the legs or small veins can form anywhere in the body. Sometimes the rash disappears and then develops in other parts of the body.
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