Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center is dedicated to helping patients detect pancreatic cancer as early as possible. The symptoms of pancreatic cancer differ depending on tumor size, location and type of cell affected. Knowing what is normal for your body and telling your doctor if you notice changes is your best line of defense against pancreatic cancer.
Patients tend not to notice signs of pancreatic cancer in its early stages. As the cancer grows and spreads, symptoms become apparent. When pancreatic cancer is more advanced, you may experience:
Pancreatic cancer symptoms are generally the same for men and women. If you have symptoms, it does not necessarily mean you have pancreatic cancer. However, talk to your doctor as these symptoms may indicate other health problems.