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Symptoms of Pancreatic cancer

Symptoms of Pancreatic cancer: Introduction

Symptoms of pancreatic cancer can vary among individuals. There are generally no symptoms at all until pancreatic cancer has developed into an advanced stage. When symptoms do appear, they can be vague and very similar to other diseases, disorders and conditions. These symptoms can include diarrhea, weight loss, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and itching (pruritis) of the back, abdomen and arms.

Other symptoms may include abdominal pain in the upper abdomen and back, an enlarged gallbladder, jaundice (yellowing of the skin), hyperglycemia, and deep vein thrombosis.

Untreated and/or advanced pancreatic cancer grows and spreads (metastasizes) to other parts of the body, such as the liver. Today, pancreatic cancer that has metastasized is generally terminal even with treatment....more about Pancreatic cancer »

Symptoms of Pancreatic cancer

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Pancreatic cancer includes the 22 symptoms listed below:

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Pancreatic cancer: Symptom Assessment Questionnaires

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Pancreatic cancer: Complications

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Diagnostic Testing

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Pancreatic cancer: Medical Mistakes

Pancreatic cancer: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer?

The list of other diseases or medical conditions that may be on the differential diagnosis list of alternative diagnoses for Pancreatic cancer includes:

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Other Possible Causes of these Symptoms

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Article Excerpts About Symptoms of Pancreatic cancer:

Pancreatic cancer is sometimes called a "silent disease" because early pancreatic cancer often does not cause symptoms . But, as the cancer grows, symptoms may include:

  • Pain in the upper abdomen or upper back

  • Yellow skin and eyes, and dark urine from jaundice

  • Weakness

  • Loss of appetite

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Weight loss

(Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Cancer of the Pancreas: NCI)

Pancreatic cancer as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

When considering symptoms of Pancreatic cancer, it is also important to consider Pancreatic cancer as a possible cause of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Pancreatic cancer may cause:

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Pancreatic cancer. This signs and symptoms information for Pancreatic cancer has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Pancreatic cancer signs or Pancreatic cancer symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Pancreatic cancer may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Pancreatic cancer symptoms.


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