How to recognize the symptoms of pancreatic cancer

How to recognize the symptoms of pancreatic cancer

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Stomach pain, indigestion, unexplained weight loss and stool that float instead of sinking are some of the warnings sent by our body to tell us that something is wrong.

The mortality rate of pancreatic cancer is 99%, due in part to the fact that it is detected very late and also to the scarce advances in treatment in recent decades, according to the Spanish Society of Medical Oncology.

Grasping the tumor in time is essential.

Stomach pain, indigestion, unexplained weight loss and stool that float instead of sinking are some of the warnings sent by our body to tell us that something is wrong.

The mortality rate of pancreatic cancer is 99%, due in part to the fact that it is detected very late and also to the scarce advances in treatment in recent decades, according to the Spanish Society of Medical Oncology.

Grasping the tumor in time is essential.

Know the symptoms

Nobody knows themselves better than oneself. That is why oncologists believe it is essential that patients know how to identify the warning signs that this disease gives and go to the consultation as soon as possible.

In 80% of cases , cancer is detected late, according to a guide recently published by the Foundation for Excellence and Quality of Oncology (ECO).

Nikki Davies, a 51-year-old Briton, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last March. Thanks to grab the tumor in time, a surgery was able to remove it.

“For me the key was pain, I felt that an animal ate me inside”.

Davies also felt pain in his back, shoulders and suffered significant weight loss.

Alex Ford, the director of Pancreatic Cancer UK, which carries out a campaign to publicize the symptoms, assures that they do not want to send an alarm message but to inform.

“We do not want people to panic but to know more about the disease and talk to their doctors.”

The guide prepared by ECO that aims to serve as a road map to address this aggressive cancer and frequent relapse identifies the following symptoms that you should be aware of.

– Jaundice : yellowing of the skin that appears when the tumor originates in the head of the pancreas and causes compression of the bile duct .

– Alteration of blood glucose : the pancreas has the function of generating insulin that will control the blood glucose level. If the tumor alters this function decompensation will occur.

– Heavy digestions :abdominal pain originating in the area of the stomach and irradiated towards the back or in the form of a belt towards the sides.

– Weight loss : occurs in a few months.You also lose your appetite.

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