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    What are the symptoms of pancreatic cancer?

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    Mr Dean Spilias

    Upper GI Surgeon (Abdominal)

    Dean graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1997 and went on to surgical training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. During his residency he had … View Profile

    Pancreatic cancer can present a number of different ways. It is important to realise that not all people with these symptoms have pancreatic cancer; and that not having any of these symptoms does not eliminate cancer as a possibility. 

    Symptoms include:

    • Pain - often in the upper abdomen or mid-back
    • Weight loss
    • Vomiting
    • Jaundice - skin or eyes becoming yellow, or urine becoming dark
    As there are many potential causes of all of these symptoms, you should see your GP if you develop any of these problems. 

    Specific to pancreatic cancer, have a look at this answer:

    Dean Spilias

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