Pancreatic cancer

By: Cheyenne Coon


Pancreatic carcinoma is cancer of the pancreas.

Symptoms (Early)

  • Dark urine and clay-colored stools
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Jaundice (a yellow color in the skin, mucous membranes, or eyes)
  • Loss of appetite and weight loss
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Pain or discomfort in the upper part of the belly or abdomen

Symptoms (other)


The true cause of Pancreatic cancer but it is common in people who have:

  • People with diabetes
  • People who smoke
  • People with long-term inflammation of the pancreas


The tomers can be removed by surgery. Chemotherapy and Radiation therapy may be recommended together but if the disease has infected other organs such as the liver Chemotherapy alone will be used.


Is the 10th most common cancer in U.S. men and the 9th most common in U.S. women. Deaths from pancreatic cancer have be slowly increasing over the years.


  • If you smoke, stop smoking.
  • Eat a diet high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
  • Exercise regularly.


Pancreatic cancer is often diagnosed when it’s in an advanced stage. If one or more of the signs and symptoms described here is present, certain exams and tests may be done to find out whether they are caused by pancreatic cancer or by some other disease.


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