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Do people with pancreatic cancer have a lot of pain?

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Dr. Michael Gofeld
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Often

Pancreatic cancer typically causes abdominal and back pain.

In brief: Often

Pancreatic cancer typically causes abdominal and back pain.
Dr. Michael Gofeld
Dr. Michael Gofeld
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Location

Some pancreatic tail cancers rarely have pain but symptoms caused by too much Insulin (low blood sugar), to much gastrin (ulcers/dyspepsia).
Head and body of pancreas cancer invade nerve plexuses and block ducts and can be quite painful. Nerve blocks; palliative care team, and radiotherapy can help many if not most.

In brief: Location

Some pancreatic tail cancers rarely have pain but symptoms caused by too much Insulin (low blood sugar), to much gastrin (ulcers/dyspepsia).
Head and body of pancreas cancer invade nerve plexuses and block ducts and can be quite painful. Nerve blocks; palliative care team, and radiotherapy can help many if not most.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Kris Gast
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Cancer equals pain

The majority of patients with pancreatic cancer will at some time during the course of their disease have pain.
It sometimes occurs before diagnosis and is typically worse when the person lies back. It can be located in that area you would think of as the pit of your stomach or be mid back pain.

In brief: Cancer equals pain

The majority of patients with pancreatic cancer will at some time during the course of their disease have pain.
It sometimes occurs before diagnosis and is typically worse when the person lies back. It can be located in that area you would think of as the pit of your stomach or be mid back pain.
Dr. Kris Gast
Dr. Kris Gast
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