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What is the signs of pancreatic cancer if there are no symptoms?

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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
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 patient that would suggest this cancer. Signs include jaundice, abdominal swelling, abdominal fluid collection (ascities), weight loss, and new onset glucose intolerance. The signs may vary depending on location of the cancer(head vs tail of panceas).
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
pruritus -Itching from obstructive jaundice may be there.
Apr 5, 2013

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What are some signs of pancreatic cancer?

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Pain, weight loss: Symptoms and signs can include pain in the upper abdomen, sometimes traveling to the back, and weight loss. Jaundice, a yellowing of the skin and eyes, can occur. Doctors may be able to detect a tender mass in the abdomen or enlarged lymph nodes. Unfortunately sometimes these symptoms aren't present until later. Smoking and obesity are 2 important and modifiable risk factors for pancreatic cancer.
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Symptoms of pancreatic cancer?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
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.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

Are the symptoms of pancreatic cancer bad?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
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 jaundice, abdomen pain (can be severe), bowel obstruction, weight loss, new-onset diabetes, depression, fatigue to name a few.

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