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Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer
by Rosalyn Carson-DeWitt, MD
Symptoms usually do not appear until pancreatic cancer is in advanced stages. If you experience symptoms, do not assume it is due to cancer. Many symptoms can be caused by other, less serious conditions, such as pancreatitis, or a problem with the gallbladder or liver. However, it is still important to discuss them with your doctor. Early detection and treatment improve outcomes for both cancer and other health conditions.
Symptoms may differ depending on what part of the pancreas is affected by cancer. In general, the most common symptoms of pancreatic cancer are:
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Last reviewed September 2017 by Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP
Last Updated: 3/23/2017