10 Warning Signs of Pancreatic Cancer You Should Never Ignore

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10. You Feel Unwell & Fatigued

The scariest factor about developing the symptoms of pancreatic cancer is the fact that by the time your symptoms become noticeable and definitive, the disease tends to have made dramatic progressions.

Therefore, in order to catch it in its earliest stages, you need to pay close attention to all the vague and ambiguous symptoms, which also include generally feeling unwell, sick and exhausted, which tends to persist for more than one or two weeks, and doesn’t seem to be caused by an obvious ailment, for instance a case of cold or flu.

Keep in mind, if you feel something has been off with your health for a while, it is always advisable to get yourself examined because finding out nothing is better than missing out a cancerous tumour.

How To Feel Tired

The scariest factor about developing a disease as sinister as pancreatic cancer is the fact that it has one of the highest death rates as compared to all other kinds of cancers, and just 8% people manage to survive for five years after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Why is that so?

Experts believe that the success rate of curing pancreatic cancer are so low because it is extremely hard to catch this deadly disease in its earliest stages, when it is most treatable. This is mainly because our pancreas are tucked away so deeply inside the body that there is no way to detect the presence of these tumours, see or feel their presence in any way.

This is why people often end up ignoring the signs of pancreatic cancer entirely because they are so unnoticeable until the condition worsens. By the time the patients detect the symptoms, the cancer has already spread and grown towards other surrounding organs.

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12 COMMENTS

  1. A Most Informative And Surprising Variety Of Seemingly Unrelated And At First Thought, Unalarming Constellation Of Symptoms.
    I’m An Acute Necrotizing Pancreatitis Survivor , 2008 -And Although No Longer On Daily Opioid Pain Management Patch I Unfortunately Continue To Suffer
    From Acute /Chronic Idiopathic Pancreatitic Flares Even Today. ( 10/2018)
    “Pancreatitis “ In My Case , From 3 Major Super Bugs ; Pneumococcal, Streptococcus, Etc , Not Alcohol, Is One Of The Most Excruciatingly Painful And Truly Debilitatiing Illnesses That Exists!
    I Thank GOD That I Miraculously Beat The Odds , And Am Still Alive , And Pray Daily For Continued Healing And Fewer Flares!
    Ty! Again.
    Elizabeth A Diefendorf
    Patient Advocate , Educator

  2. My husband had all these symptoms…they started out slowly then came on altogether within a few months…he died 6 months after his initial diagnoses. But had he gone for help sooner when his symptoms first began he may have been able to beat it. We’ll never know. But if anyone else reads this and you suspect you or a loved one might have Pancreatic Cancer or any type of Cancer don’t leave it up to them to go for help, stay on them, make them go, set up their appointments and go with them. People become scared at the very thought of Cancer and many like my husband ignore it hoping the symptoms will go away. Don’t allow someone you love to die never knowing that you may have been able to do something that may have saved their life.

  3. Early detection is a MUST. Any combination of these symptoms should be checked out quickly.
    Whipple Procedure survivor 18 years.
    Shame there is no print button for the entire article.

  4. Some people said that yellow eye is caused also by yellow fever ,but now is there any thing that we can do to prevent pancreatic problem.

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