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Pancreatic cancer symptoms
Trusted information on pancreatic cancer symptoms and links to trusted resources. Learn more about signs of pancreatic cancer and when to see your doctor.
Most cases of pancreatic cancer occur in people over the age of 50. Find out why the stage at which the cancer is diagnosed is so important.
What causes pancreatic cancer?
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Pancreatic cancer diagnosis
Your doctor may use a range of tests and techniques to indicate the likelihood of pancreatic cancer but to get a definite diagnosis, a biopsy is required.
Pancreatic cancer treatments
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People who have acute pancreatitis have sudden, severe upper abdominal pain, often spreading through to the back, and often eased by leaning forward. They may also have nausea, vomiting, fevers, sweats and have a tender abdomen. They need treatment in hospital.
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The diagnosis of acute pancreatitis is often reasonably straightforward. The doctor will talk to you, examine you and take some blood tests. Learn more about a pancreatitis diagnosis here.
Symptoms of acute pancreatitis can be similar to symptoms of other medical emergencies such as heart attack. Learn more about these symptoms.