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What does pancreatic cancer pain feel like?

What does pancreatic cancer pain feel like?

Highly variable: Each person is different. Much of the early stage of pancreas cancer has no pain. Later stage pancreas cancer can cause a severe boring pain from the mid upper abdomen into the upper back. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Pancreas (Definition)

Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more


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What does pancreatic cancer abdominal pain typically feel like? Can it occur primarily on the left side?

What does pancreatic cancer abdominal pain typically feel like? Can it occur primarily on the left side?

Painless: pancreatic cancer initially is painless,that why it can sneel on peopale until they becomes jauncise,and that sometime could be the first sign of cancer. pancreatic cancer could be discovered early by accident. pancreatitis could be very painful. pain on left side could be spleen,or colon,stomach,or tail of the pancreas.rarely cancer. ...Read more

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What does it feel like to have a tumor of the pancreas and symptoms?

What does it feel like to have a tumor of the pancreas and symptoms?

See below: Early pancreatic cancers often have no symptoms. Common symptoms are abdominal and back pain, weight loss, jaundice and blood clots. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/pancreatic-cancer/ds00357/dsection=symptoms. ...Read more

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Pain that comes and goes on my left side feels like it's under my rib, could it be my pancreas in scared ?

Pain that comes and goes on my left side feels like it's under my rib, could it be my pancreas in scared
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Pancreas?: Your pain could be caused by many things that may or may not be pancreas related. Please make an appointment to see your primary doctor as soon as possible. I would appreciate hearing what the problem is and how it is getting better. ...Read more

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When a type 2 diabetic is put on insulin injections, does that indicate that their pancreas has stopped producing insulin like with type 1diabetics?

When a type 2 diabetic is put on insulin injections, does that indicate that their pancreas has stopped producing insulin like with type 1diabetics?

Typically, No: Type ii diabetes, by definition, develops when the cells of your body become insensitive to the Insulin your pancreas produces. You still make fairly significant amounts, but not enough to overcome this insensitivity. That's why some type ii diabetics need extra insulin, to flood the body with Insulin and overcome the resistance. Some diabetics *do* have decreased Insulin production but most don't. ...Read more

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What is the pancreas?

Gland: Pancreas is a gland in the abdomen, associated with the first part of small intestine. It has two parts, one makes digestive enzymes and the other makes hormones including insulin. ...Read more

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What's the pancreas for?

Glucose+digestion.: The islets of langerhans in the pancreas contain its endocrine cells that produce hormones that help control blood glucose levels: Alpha cells - glucagon, beta cells - Insulin and amylin, delta cells - somatostatin, pp cells - pancreatic polypeptide, epsilon cells -ghrelin. The exocrine cells make digestive enzymes, like trypsinogen and chymotrypsinogen, to break down lipids and carbohydrates. ...Read more

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What is meant by 'thickening of the pancreas'?

Can't tell: Was it on an imaging study? Talk to the doc that ordered the study. ...Read more