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Pancreatic cancer symptoms

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Pancreatic cancer can be present without causing any symptoms at all. Symptoms might not appear until the cancer affects other organs.

Pancreatic cancer can cause signs and symptoms such as:

If the cancer spreads, it can cause symptoms such as:

  • loss of energy
  • loss of appetite
  • high blood sugar — about 10% to 20% of people with pancreatic cancer develop diabetes

You should see your doctor immediately if you experience weight loss you can’t explain, severe abdominal pain, jaundice, or other symptoms that worry you.

There are many medical conditions and illnesses that can cause any or all of these symptoms. Your doctor can discuss your symptoms along with your medical history and may suggest tests for cancer or other conditions.

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Last reviewed: July 2019


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