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

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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In brief: Yes

There are many potential causes of left sided abdominal pain, and pancreatic cancer is one of them. Constipation is another, with many others also (some serious, some not).
With regards to pancreatic cancer--oftentimes it is painless, but sometimes there is pain in the upper abdomen or in the back. Sometimes it can be quite severe, but everything is relative.

In brief: Yes

There are many potential causes of left sided abdominal pain, and pancreatic cancer is one of them. Constipation is another, with many others also (some serious, some not).
With regards to pancreatic cancer--oftentimes it is painless, but sometimes there is pain in the upper abdomen or in the back. Sometimes it can be quite severe, but everything is relative.
Dr. Mark Dickson
Dr. Mark Dickson
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