Pancreatic Cancer: Symptoms
Pancreatic cancer often does not cause any symptoms at first. Even when it does cause symptoms, they can often be similar to those caused by other conditions. Symptoms of pancreatic cancer include:
Yellowing of your eyes or skin (jaundice)
Dark yellow or brown urine
Pale, greasy, bulky, foul-smelling stools that often float in the toilet
Pain in your stomach or back
Indigestion or discomfort after eating fatty foods
Loss of appetite
Unexplained weight loss
Nausea and vomiting
Gallbladder enlargement. You may feel a lump under your right ribs.
Blood clots in your leg. This can cause pain, redness, or swelling in the leg.
Blood clots in your lung. This can cause shortness of breath or chest pain.
Uneven, lumpy fatty tissue under your skin
When to see your healthcare provider
Many of these symptoms can be caused by other health problems. But it’s important to see your healthcare provider if you have these symptoms. Only a healthcare provider can tell if you have pancreatic cancer.
March 21, 2017
Alteri, Rick, MD,Gersten, Todd, MD