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

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


I was never diagnosed with this condition. However…

In short, these are the general symptoms of pancreatic cancer, as reported by the world-famous Mayo Clinic.

“Diseases & Conditions: Pancreatic cancer”
Signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer often don’t occur until the disease is advanced. They may include:
Pain in the upper abdomen that radiates to your back
Loss of appetite or unintended weight loss
New-onset diabetes
Blood clots
• Yellowing of your skin and the whites of your eyes (jaundice)

When to see a doctor
See your doctor if you experience unexplained weight loss or if you have persistent fatigue, abdominal pain, jaundice, or other signs and symptoms that bother you. Many conditions can cause these symptoms, so your doctor may check for these conditions as well as for pancreatic cancer.」 (emphases added)

But the WebMD source cited Cherry Mae Mamalias by is more comprehensive, providing symptoms of rarer types & the sneakier symptoms: https://www.webmd.com/cancer/pancreatic-cancer/pancreatic-cancer-symptoms#1



Please refer to  this : https://www.webmd.com/cancer/pancreatic-cancer/pancreatic-cancer-symptoms#1


Pancreatic Cancer: Whole-Body Symptoms
As it grows and spreads, pancreatic cancer affects the whole body. Such symptoms can include:

  • Weight loss
  • Malaise
  • Loss of appetite
  • Elevated blood sugars. Some people with pancreatic cancer develop diabetes as the cancer impairs the pancreas’ ability to produce insulin. (However, the vast majority of people with a new diagnosis of diabetesdo not have pancreatic cancer.)
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Pancreatic cancer often goes unnoticed during initial stages. However, in later stages, symptoms such as jaundice, loss of appetite, vomiting and significant weight loss is observed.


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Pancreatic cancer often shows no symptoms until the later stages. For this reason, it can be difficult to manage.

Tumors of the pancreas cancers are usually too small to cause symptoms, and later symptoms are often non-specific.

However, when cancer grows, there may be:

  • pain in the upper abdomen as the tumor pushes against nerves
  • jaundice, when problems with the bile duct and liver lead to a painless yellowing of the skin and eyes and darkening of the urine.
  • loss of appetite, nausea, and vomiting
  • significant weight loss and weakness
  • pale or grey fatty stool

Other possible signs and symptoms include:

  • Trousseau’s sign, when spontaneous blood clots form in the portal blood vessels, deep veins of the arms and legs, or other superficial veins
  • clinical depression, which people sometimes report before a diagnosis

Islet cell or neuroendocrine cancers of the pancreas may cause the pancreas to produce too much insulin or hormones.

The person may experience:

  • weakness or dizziness
  • chills
  • muscle spasms
  • diarrhea