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What Are the Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer?


What Are the Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer?

There are often no symptoms in the early stages of pancreatic cancer. Any symptoms you might notice may seem minor at first. This is a list of possible symptoms for all stages of pancreatic cancer.

  • Indigestion or discomfort after eating fatty foods

  • Yellowing of your eyes, skin, or nails called jaundice

  • Pain in your abdomen (belly), back, or both

  • Unexplained weight loss

  • Nausea

  • Fatigue (extreme tiredness)

  • Gallbladder enlargement

  • Pale, greasy, bulky, foul-smelling stools that float on top of the water in the toilet

  • Dark yellow or brown urine

  • Lack of appetite

  • Blood clots in a leg (which can cause pain, redness, or swelling in the leg) or in a lung (which can cause shortness of breath or chest pain)

  • Uneven, lumpy fatty tissue under your skin

Although these are symptoms of pancreatic cancer, they may also be caused by other, less serious medical problems. If you have any of these symptoms, talk with your doctor.