Early warning signs of pancreatic cancer

By Md Ijaj Khan
2022-11-23,19:47 IST

Your pancreas is responsible for the release of enzymes that aid digestion and produce hormones that help manage your blood sugar levels. Here are a few signs of pancreatic cancer.

Risk Factors

Factors that may raise your risk of pancreatic cancer include smoking, diabetes, chronic inflammation of the pancreas, etc.

Abdominal pain

People with pancreatic cancer may have difficulty in processing nutrients from food because their pancreas isn't making enough digestive juices.

Drastic Weight Loss

A variety of elements may cause weight loss in people with pancreatic cancer. Weight loss might happen as cancer consumes the body's energy.

Jaundice

Pancreatic cancer that blocks the liver's bile duct can cause jaundice. Signs include yellow skin and eyes, dark-colored urine, etc.

Itchy skin.

A potential symptom of pancreatic cancer is progressive itching that intensifies over a few weeks and is accompanied by jaundice

Blood clots.

There is a higher risk of getting a blood clot if you have pancreatic cancer.

If you have any troubling, unusual symptoms, consult a doctor. In addition to checking for pancreatic cancer, your doctor may also screen for other illnesses that could be causing these symptoms.