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.