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Pancreatic Cancer Signs & Symptoms

A beginner's guide to bring understanding about pancreatic cancer to caregivers, people at high risk and people who are newly diagnosed.

Although considered rare, pancreatic cancer may touch your life more than you realize. Get the latest information on risk factors, screening, diagnosis, treatment, complementary therapies, survivorship, and more.

Signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer vary and sometimes do not occur until the disease is in an advanced stage. Many of these symptoms are common to other digestive system ailments. That is why it is so difficult to diagnose and detect pancreatic cancer during early stages.

Check with your doctor if you experience these symptoms. It is especially important to pay attention if you are diabetic or prediabetic and you have a family history of pancreatic cancer.

Symptoms Can Include

  • Jaundice
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Digestive problems
  • Diabetes
  • Weight Loss
  • Itching
  • Changes in stool
  • Feelin very tired
  • Loss of appetite

The content within the About Pancreatic Cancer section was researched via the American Cancer Society and The National Cancer Institute resources.

The information and services provided by the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation are for informational purposes only. The information and services are not intended to be substitutes for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation does not recommend nor endorse any specific physicians, products, or treatments even though they may be mentioned on this site.

Updated 1/25/2022

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