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Pancreatic Cancer: Symptoms

Pancreatic cancer is sometimes called a silent disease because early pancreatic cancer often does not cause symptoms. But as the cancer grows, symptoms can include:

  • Pain in the upper abdomen or upper back
  • Yellow skin and eyes, and dark urine from jaundice
  • Weakness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Weight loss with no known explanation
  • Burning feeling in stomach or other gastrointestinal discomforts
  • Floating stools with a particularly bad odor, due to malabsorption of fats

However, these symptoms may also indicate more common, less severe conditions.

Last updated: 5/26/2010 3:10:44 PM