I Think I Have Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms

It is healthy to have some knowledge about signs and symptoms of serious illnesses. However, it is very unhealthy to spend much of your time worrying about symptoms that can be related to terminal illnesses, but generally mean very little. Nonetheless, if you are seriously worried about certain symptoms, it is important to stay away from self diagnosis and visit your health care professional or GP as soon as possible, even if it is just to rule out serious underlying conditions.

I Think I Have Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms – Unexplained Weight Loss

Unexplained weight loss means that you’re losing weight with no predetermined cause, i.e. that you are not dieting or increasing your exercise regime.  Unexplained weight loss is a symptom of pancreatic cancer, and of many other cancers.  However, on its own, it generally does not indicate any serious illness.

Unexplained weight loss can be caused by many different factors such stress or even a change of contraceptive pill in women.  If you are concerned about unexplained weight loss, you can ask your doctor for a full blood test to ensure all your blood levels are as they should be and your weight loss does not have a serious illness at its root.

I Think I have Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms – Abdominal Pains

One symptom of the early stages of pancreatic cancer is abdominal pain that radiates to the lower back.  Often, the pain is worse when lying flat on your back and is relieved by leaning forward.  Rather than jumping to the conclusion that you have pancreatic cancer, it may be better to check for other more common symptoms such as bloating, trapped wind or IBS. 

Again, if the abdominal pain does not subside and causes you serious concern, it is important to go and see your medical professional to rule out any other causes, such as pancreatic – or other – cancers, appendicitis or anything else.

I Think I Have Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms – Jaundice

Jaundice presents itself as a yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes, as well as a darkening of the urine, which is often described as being like cola in its consistency and colour.  Jaundice generally indicates some damage or infection of the liver, ranging from a simple virus to cancer of the liver and from hepatitis to pancreatic cancer.  If you find you are showing symptoms of jaundice, it is important to seek medical attention.  If there is no serious underlying cause, jaundice can be alleviated by exposure to UV rays, but generally there is some reason for jaundice to be presented that needs treatment.

I Think I Have Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms – Fever

Having a fever and having cold chills is one of the symptoms of the early stages of pancreatic cancer.  However, a fever and corresponding cold chills is a sign of your body fighting an infection.  If you find yourself having a high fever, this does mean that your immune system is responding, but it could be responding to anything from a common cold to a form of cancer.

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I Think I Have Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms