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

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).

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I'm just wondering, if you catch pancreatic cancer in a early stage that shows no symptoms could it be fixed?

Possibly. If a biopsy is done at an early point and treatment initiated very early the outcome is obviously improved. Read more...
Potentially yes. For all cases of pancreatic cancer (adenocarcinoma), the survival is very poor. The one year survival is 20%, and the five-year survival is 4%. However, if the cancer is caught early and is completely removed with surgery, and with proper adjuvant therapy, the five-year survival can be as high as 20 to 25%. Read more...
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Yes. Size and nodal status are the best indicators of how early/late a pancreatic tumor has been detected. The best prognosis is with patients that have tumors < 2cm, and lymph nodes negative. Even better prognosis for patients with only small foci of disease within cystic lesions of the pancreas. In these, 5-year survival may be as high as 50% depending on type. Only surgery offers a chance for cure. Read more...