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There are two main types of pancreatic cancer,
namely: pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) - (most common) and pancreatic
neuroendocrine tumours (PNETs).
Pancreatic cancer sometimes do not have any
signs and/or symptoms.
The symptoms of PDAC can be quite vague and may come
and go to begin with. Common symptoms include abdominal (tummy) and back pain,
unexplained weight loss, and indigestion.
Other symptoms include:
loss of appetite
changes to bowel habits – including steatorrhoea (pale, smelly stools that may
float), diarrhoea (loose watery stools) or constipation (problems opening your
jaundice (yellow skin and eyes, and itching)
nausea and vomiting (feeling and being sick)
recently diagnosed diabetes
My advice is that you make an appointment with
you physician as soon as possible so that the necessary tests can be done to
put your mind at ease. (MCH).
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