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Symptoms of pancreatic cancer?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
12 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
8 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Wendell Goins
sometimes it may present with new onset diabetes or back pain (interscapular)
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Several

Painless jaundice (yellow eyes and skin), weight loss, abdominal pain, sometimes radiating into the back.
Just to name a few.

In brief: Several

Painless jaundice (yellow eyes and skin), weight loss, abdominal pain, sometimes radiating into the back.
Just to name a few.
Dr. Christian Schultheis
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