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pancreatic cancer late stage symptoms

A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Upper GI bleed: Tail of pancreas cancers rarely cause pain. Rather as they grow they obstruct the venous output from the spleen from blood feeding the spleen via the ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Cancer phobia: Of course. It's human to be concerned about cancer because it is deadly if it cannot be treated, and there's so much misinformation. The "floating sto ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends on location: Pancreas is a fish-shaped organ with its head tucked into the duodenum (c-shaped beginning of small intestine coming off stomach). If tumor blocks bi ... Read More
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Dr. Christian Schultheis
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Several: Painless jaundice (yellow eyes and skin), weight loss, abdominal pain, sometimes radiating into the back. Just to name a few.
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
Jaundice with: Or without abdominal pain, new onset dibetes, and depression. Can see change in b.M characteristics; nausea, vomiting, rapid weight loss without tryi ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Highly variable: Each person is different. Much of the early stage of pancreas cancer has no symptoms. May have gradual onset of lack or appetite and gradual weight lo ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Can be: Pancreatic cancer symptoms depend on the extent of the cancer and can range form minimal to very significant in intensity. Typical symptoms include ja ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Shirazi
20 years experience Radiation Oncology
Jaundice, pain, etc.: Depending on the location of the tumor the presenting signs and symptoms varries. The tumors of the head of the pancreas typically cause obstruction ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yup...: Commonly yellow skin; +/- belly pain; weight loss; new onset diabetes and depression. Pancreas tail makes hormones: insulin, gastrin, glucagon - these ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Crystal Twynham
33 years experience General Surgery
Unsure of question!: Do YOU have pancreas cancer? That is very rare in someone in their 30s. No one knows what causes pancreas cancer. Symptoms are usually upper mid-ab ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
24 years experience General Surgery
Vague symptoms: Weight loss, bloating, early satiety are vague symptoms and only later when profound weight loss, and back pain or jaundice occur does it come to atte ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Probably viral: Pancreatic Ca is a lethal disease of probable viral origin. The tumor begins 15-20 yrs before a clinical lesion can be defined. It appears in the he ... Read More

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