Early signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer

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Pancreatic cancer is the tenth most common cancer found in the United States. It’s also the fourth deadliest.

It is known to spread silently, so in most cases, symptoms do not present themselves until the disease is in an advanced stage.

Unfortunately, by the time you’re diagnosed, it could be too late.

According to the American Cancer Society, pancreatic cancer represents approximately 3% of all cancers and 7% of all cancer deaths in the United States. It occurs slightly more often in men than in women.

So what are symptoms of the pancreatic cancer?

Upper abdominal pain that may spread to your back, loss of appetite, jaundice, fatigue, weight loss, itchy skin just to name a few.

Your healthcare provider might suspect pancreatic cancer if you have some of these symptoms and you’ve recently developed diabetes or pancreatitis.

There is currently no clear answer on what causes pancreatic cancer, but early detection is key for survival.