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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Plan to live: Chronic pancreatitis only has a slight tendency to produce cancer especially if it's hereditary, and if it was not seen on imaging, it's very unlikely ... Read More
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Depends: Making a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer can be difficult. Without seeing the MRI images and examining you, it's hard to give you a number of your ris ... 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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Dr. Philip Woodworth
25 years experience General Surgery
Pain and Weight loss: Pain and weight loss are common as is jaundice. Pancreatic cancer often progresses quite significantly unnoticed.
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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 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
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
What symptoms?: You did not list any symptoms. Pancreatic cancer does not have specific symptoms. A usual symptoms is abdominal pain boring into the back. You may vis ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Varies: Symptoms refer to the complaints of the patient that may suggest pancreatic cancer (ie. Nausea/vomiting). Signs refer to the phyical findings on the p ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See below: Unfortunately early pancreatic cancer may not have any specific symptoms. The general symptoms are pain in the abdomen and back, jaundice, weight loss ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Dozens: All causes of back pain, jaundice, upper abdominal pain, weight loss, and/or diarrhea. The actual diagnoses of pancreatic disease often requires imagi ... 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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