Here's 10 Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms, Signs And Risk Factors


Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms, Signs and risk factors , pancreas cancer be a cause of cancer-related death number three. In the year 2020, it is estimated pancreatic cancer will be the cause of cancer-related death number two. If signs and Symptoms of pancreatic Cancer detected early, before it has spread, pancreatic cancer can be treated. Nearly 25 percent of patients are detected early, has survival rates for more than five years. ( Read more : colon cancer test and proton therapy for prostate cancer )

Unfortunately, most pancreatic cancer is not yet known since the beginning, partly because there is no test for early detection of reliable and partly because the symptoms of pancreatic cancer are often vague and not specific. Increase awareness of risk factors and identification of symptoms, can help detect many cases before they become severe and reverse the trend that now we natural.

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pancreatic Cancer Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms of pancreatic cancer early stages
  1. Abdominal pain is one of the symptoms of pancreatic cancer early, often encountered on the cancer part of the body of the pancreas and cancer of the tail of the pancreas, located in the upper part of the cavity of the abdomen, around the navel or belly the top right, the pain wrapped around, when sitting lying down or at night the pain will increase, when sitting, standing and body tilted to the front or walk the pain can be reduced.

  2. Approximately 90% of the number of patients experiencing weight loss with the fast and real.

  3. At a certain stage in the process of the development of the disease to be found in the jaundice, in general most of the jaundice seen in cancer head of pancreas and appears in the beginning, a tumor that is only found in the body and tail of the pancreas mostly found jaundice. Jaundice most are obstructive, the process is increasingly heavy, accompanied with the symptoms of skin itching and other symptoms.

  4. Often occur fatigue and loss of appetite, accompanied by diarrhea, constipation, bloating, nausea and other gastrointestinal symptoms, most patients symptoms of diarrhea fat and high sugar content, diabetes.
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Symptoms of pancreatic cancer last Stage
  1. Nervous symptoms : Some patients may experience agitation, depression, insomnia, change in character and a variety of other symptoms.

  2. Abdominal pain : abdominal Pain is the initial symptom is most often found in pancreatic cancer, the location of which is not clear, the scope of pain in the later stages of the medium and more widely, can be extended to the upper and middle sections of the abdomen and the left part of the ribs, can be spread back, chest and right shoulder blade?Pain the abdomen a dull, pain pressure heavy, pain like bites and others, can gain weight after eating.

  3. Jaundice : jaundice in pancreatic cancer medium and further, often is continuous and more severe, the obstruction is total, fecal colored clay, color change to yellowish on the skin become brown or bronze, accompanied by intense itching.

  4. Body skinny: skinny Body in a relatively short time, body weight decreased significantly, associated with a deficiency of pancreatic fluid and bile, absorption of the digestive tract is not good, appetite is not good, insomnia, mental burden is heavy, the direct effect of the cancer cells and so on.

  5. The symptoms of the digestive tract : Includes the appetite is not good, gastrointestinal disorders, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, constipation or gastrointestinal bleeding and various other symptoms that are often popping up, but not specific.

  6. Inflamed : there are at Least 10% of patients with stage I cancer of the medium and more on the process of its development experience inflammation, symptoms clinical form of inflammation low inflammation high, intermittent fever or inflammation of the irregular and the other, the possibility associated with cancer cells that release pyrogen or infection sustained in the biliary tract.
Common Signs and Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer



Pancreatic Cancer early stage can occur without symptoms or only cause symptoms vaguely similar to symptoms of many other diseases. However, if You experience one or more of the following symptoms, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network encourage You to speak immediately with the doctor :
  •  Pain consistently (usually in the abdomen or back) 
  •  Weight loss 
  •  itchy Skin with jaundice (skin or eyes yellowing) 
  •  Loss of appetite 
  •  Nausea and vomiting 
  •  Stools light colored or greasy 
  •  Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas)
pancreatic Cancer Symptoms and Signs

Risk Factors

The exact cause of pancreatic cancer is not yet well understood. However, according to information from the Head of the Medical Field Pancreatic Cancer Axtion Network, Victoria X Rutson, MD, research has identified certain risk factors that can increase the likelihood of someone suffering from cancer of the pancreas, namely :

1. The history of the family
If You have two or more first-degree relatives who had suffered from pancreatic cancer or a first-degree relatives affected by pancreatic cancer before the age of 50 years, Your risk will also increase.

2. Inherited genetic syndromes
Some gene mutations associated with other cancers may also increase the risk of pancreatic cancer. Example: mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2, the syndrome of Lynch, familial melanoma, pancreatitis hereditary, syndrome Peutz-Jeghers, and telangiectasia ataxia.

3. Diabetes
Pancreatic cancer is more likely to occur in people suffering from type-2 diabetes for more than five years.

4. Pancreatitis
People with chronic pancreatitis will be at greater risk of suffering from pancreatic cancer.


5. Smoking
Smoking is a significant risk factor and may cause about 20 to 30 percent of all cases of cancer of the exocrine pancreas. Exocrine pancreas is the part of the pancreas whose job is to make enzymes to help digest food.

6. Race and ethnicity
African-Americans and Ashkenazi Jews have a higher incidence of pancreatic cancer.

7. Age
The risk of pancreatic cancer increases with age. Most people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer are over the age of 60 years.

8. Gender
The number of men suffering from pancreatic cancer a little more than women who are diagnosed with the same disease.

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9.  Diet.
Diet high in red meat and processed foods can increase the risk of developing cancer pankrea, while a diet high in fruits and vegetables can lower the risk of pancreatic cancer.

10. Obesity
Obese people have a risk of 20 percent higher risk of pancreatic cancer compared to people with normal weight.

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