Pancreatic cancer often does not cause symptoms in the early stages. When pancreatic cancer symptoms do occur, they usually result from the relationship of the pancreas to other organs of the digestive system.
Pancreatic cancer symptoms can include:
- Jaundice or icterus, which are yellowing of the skin or eyes, respectively
- Dark urine or light-colored stools
- Pain in the abdomen or middle of the back
- Bloating or the feeling of fullness
- Nausea, vomiting or indigestion
- Lack of appetite
- Unexplained weight loss
- Sudden-onset diabetes
These symptoms do not always mean you have pancreatic cancer. However, it is important to discuss any of these symptoms with your doctor, since they may signal other health problems.
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