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symptoms of pancreatic cancer?

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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 bile duct or panc duct, causes abdominal pain, pancreatitis, jaundice. If it's in tail, will cause no symtptoms till very large or spread to other areas. Most common: weight loss, mental status change such as new onset depression.
Answered on Nov 9, 2019
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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.
Answered on Apr 28, 2018
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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 trying.
Answered on Mar 22, 2020
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Dr. Wendell Goins
42 years experience General Surgery
sometimes it may present with new onset diabetes or back pain (interscapular)
Jul 22, 2012

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