Just like many other types of cancers, pancreatic cancer has been dubbed as the “silent cancer”, because its early symptoms can go unnoticed for quite some time. By the time symptoms really show up strongly to get noticed as a problem, the cancer has spread from the pancreas to other parts of the body. However, by knowing the specific combination and types of symptoms that are associated with pancreatic cancer, the chances of it getting caught early enough for successful treatment gets increased.
Please note that your doctor is the best judge after all! Experiencing any or all of these symptoms does not imply you have pancreatic cancer. Get yourself checked up!
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1Pain in the Abdomen
More than 80% of pancreatic cancer patients report experiencing some sort of abdominal pain at some point during its progression. This pain is caused by the tumor growing on the pancreas and putting pressure on nearby organs and nerves. This pain is described as a vague, dull pain that radiates from the upper abdomen and has been noted to shift to the back. The pain may come and go and may get further aggravated when changing position.
But, just because you are experiencing this particular set of symptoms does not indicate that you may have pancreatic cancer. Consult your physician at the earliest.