Rosalyn Carson-DeWitt, MD
Pancreatic cancer usually does not cause symptoms in its earliest stages. When symptoms do appear, the cancer is usually advanced and difficult to treat. Symptoms are generally vague and are ignored while the cancer grows and spreads.
If you experience any of these symptoms do not assume it is due to cancer. Most of these symptoms may be caused by other, less serious health conditions. If you experience any one of them, see your doctor.
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Last reviewed September 2016 by Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP
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