Every year, more than 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
The pancreas is a gland in the digestive system that produces enzymes to break down food. Pancreatic cancer is a disease where malignant cells develop in the organ’s tissues.
It’s incredibly important that everyone know the early signs of this lethal disease. Much like cervical cancer, the earliest symptoms can be easy to mix up.
As a result, pancreatic cancer is often caught too late. That’s why it’s so important to to keep an eye out for significant red flags.
The mild early symptoms of the disease often show up in your digestive system and in how you process food. These subtle stomach dilemmas might be your first warning sign that something is amiss.
Scroll through to learn about the early signs of pancreatic cancer. If you notice any of them, you should contact your doctor right away for a checkup.
Sign #1: Unexpected Diabetes Diagnosis
Sign #2: Itchy Hands And Feet
Sign #3: Yellowing Eyes
The buildup of bile in the blood stream is also called jaundice. This causes a lot of other symptoms beyond itchy palms and feet.
Bile has a bright yellow pigment, and it can show up in the whites of the eyes.
This is another sign that a blockage, such as a small pancreatic tumor, might be developing in the pancreas.
Sign #4: Gnawing Pain In Belly
Sign #5: Strange Stools
Sign #6: Sudden Weight Loss
Weight loss is welcome if you’re trying to work off those last 10 pounds, but it can be an alarming red flag if you aren’t trying to drop any weight at all.
If a pancreatic tumor is developing, it may prevent your body from digesting food thoroughly.
That means that fat and sugar might pass right through your system without sticking, though essential nutrients also aren’t making it into your body.
Sign #7: Cravings Disappear
Sign #8: No Appetite
Pancreatic cancer doesn’t just cause cravings to disappear, it might make your whole appetite go up in smoke too.
You might feel hungry, then find that you’r completely full after just a bite or two. That’s because the lack of digestive enzymes can shut down your whole system and confuse your stomach.
If you notice any of these symptoms, it’s important that you get in touch with your doctor right away.
This is especially true if you’re experiencing multiple symptoms all at once, since every early warning sign might help your doctor find a diagnosis.
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