What were your symptoms when you were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer?

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Frank Bell Posted

What were your symptoms when you were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer?

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Heidi Charles

I have not had prostate cancer myself but as a nurse I can offer this advice which comes from UK Prostate Charity:

men with early prostate cancer don’t have any signs or symptoms. But there are some things that may mean you’re more likely to get prostate cancer. Even if you don’t have any of the symptoms that we talk about below, speak to your GP about prostate cancer if:

  • you are aged 50 or over
  • your father or brother has had prostate cancer
  • you are black

Most men with early prostate cancer don’t have any signs or symptoms.

One reason for this is the way the cancer grows. You’ll usually only get early symptoms if the cancer grows near the tube you urinate through (the urethra) and presses against it, changing the way you urinate (wee). But because prostate cancer usually starts to grow in a different part (usually the outer part) of the prostate, early prostate cancer doesn’t often press on the urethra and cause symptoms.

If you do notice changes in the way you urinate, this is more likely to be a sign of a very common non-cancerous problem called an enlarged prostate, or another health problem. But it’s still a good idea to get it checked out. Possible changes include:

  • difficulty starting to urinate or emptying your bladder
  • a weak flow when you urinate
  • a feeling that your bladder hasn’t emptied properly
  • dribbling urine after you finish urinating
  • needing to urinate more often than usual, especially at night
  • a sudden need to urinate – you may sometimes leak urine before you get to the toilet.

If prostate cancer breaks out of the prostate or spreads to other parts of the body it can cause other symptoms, including:

  • back pain, hip pain or pelvis pain
  • problems getting or keeping an erection
  • blood in the urine or semen
  • unexplained weight loss.

These symptoms can all be caused by other health problems. But it’s still a good idea to tell your GP about any symptoms so they can find out what’s causing them and make sure you get the right treatment, if you need it.

There’s no way of knowing if you have prostate cancer without visiting your doctor, as most men with early prostate cancer don’t have any symptoms. And if you do have symptoms they can be caused by other things.

And you can’t check for prostate cancer yourself.

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Kanchan Upreti
  • Symptoms of pancreatic cancer :- Jaundice and related symptoms. Jaundice is yellowing of the eyes and skin. …
  • Belly or back pain. Pain in the abdomen (belly) or back is common in pancreatic cancer. …
  • Weight loss and poor appetite. …
  • Nausea and vomiting. …
  • Gallbladder or liver enlargement. …
  • Blood clots. …
  • Diabetes.

 

  • Techniques used to diagnose pancreatic cancer include ultrasound, computerized tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and, sometimes, positron emission tomography (PET) scans. Using a scope to create ultrasound pictures of yourpancreas.
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Kanchan Upreti
  • Symptoms of pancreatic cancer :- Jaundice and related symptoms. Jaundice is yellowing of the eyes and skin. …
  • Belly or back pain. Pain in the abdomen (belly) or back is common in pancreatic cancer. …
  • Weight loss and poor appetite. …
  • Nausea and vomiting. …
  • Gallbladder or liver enlargement. …
  • Blood clots. …
  • Diabetes.

 

  • Techniques used to diagnose pancreatic cancer include ultrasound, computerized tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and, sometimes, positron emission tomography (PET) scans. Using a scope to create ultrasound pictures of yourpancreas.
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Kanchan Upreti
  • Symptoms of pancreatic cancer :- Jaundice and related symptoms. Jaundice is yellowing of the eyes and skin. …
  • Belly or back pain. Pain in the abdomen (belly) or back is common in pancreatic cancer. …
  • Weight loss and poor appetite. …
  • Nausea and vomiting. …
  • Gallbladder or liver enlargement. …
  • Blood clots. …
  • Diabetes.

 

  • Techniques used to diagnose pancreatic cancer include ultrasound, computerized tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and, sometimes, positron emission tomography (PET) scans. Using a scope to create ultrasound pictures of yourpancreas.
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Antony Burgos

Techniques used to diagnose pancreatic cancer include ultrasound, computerized tomography (CT) scans, as well as you can find an explanatory video in Y2Mate to have it as a reference, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and, sometimes, positron emission tomography (PET) scans. Using a scope to create ultrasound pictures of your pancreas