Symptoms and risk factors

Pancreatic cancer is often called a ‘silent disease’, because in its early stages it does not cause any noticeable signs or symptoms. As it progresses, possible symptoms may include any of the following: jaundice pain in the upper or middle abdomen and back, unexpected weight loss, loss of appetite, and fatigue. Note, however, that other non-cancer conditions, such as pancreatitis, may cause the same symptoms.

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