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Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Risk Factors

  • Symptoms: Symptoms of pancreatic cancer may include weight loss, jaundice, fat in your stool, pale-colored stools, abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, diarrhea, loss of appetite, elevated blood sugar levels, and itching all over the body.
  • Diagnosis: Diagnosis methods include a physical examination, lab tests, CT scan, MRI, ultrasound, and a biopsy.
  • Treatment: Treatment methods for pancreatic cancer may include surgery to remove the tumor; partial or full removal of the pancreas; chemotherapy; and radiation.
  • Risk Factors: Some risk factors for pancreatic cancer include smoking; diabetes; chronic pancreatitis; and a family history.
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