The pancreatic cancer often manifests itself when it is very difficult or too late to treat it. What are his symptoms and can they help to identify the disease at an early stage?
In 95% of cases, the pancreas is striking adenocarcinoma - a malignant tumor from the body's outer secretion cells. First let's talk about her symptoms.
Signs of pancreatic cancer (RPM) depend on the location of the tumor in the organ itself.
- In cancer of the head of the gland, symptoms such as weight loss, jaundice, fatty stool are most commonly noted. Pain syndrome may not be
- Cancer of the body or tail of the pancreas is characterized by abdominal pain and weight loss.
With cancer of the gland, signs of the disease usually appear earlier than with other localizations of the tumor.
Symptoms from the gastrointestinal tract
- Abdominal pain. More than 80% of patients with RUP with increasing tumor sooner or later start to note abdominal pain. They are usually dull, occur in the upper abdominal cavity or are given back. In the horizontal position or after eating, the pain may be aggravated.
- Bloating, flatulence. Some patients with FPG complain of a feeling of rapid saturation when eating, feeling a full stomach or a bad feeling of bloating, which occurs when gases accumulate in the intestines.
- Nausea vomiting.
- Instability of a chair with a tendency to diarrhea (diarrhea).
- The presence of fat in feces (steatorrhea), due to a violation of digestion of fats against the background of lack of development of appropriate enzymes. The fatty stool may have an unusual, bad smell, badly washed away from the surface of the toilet bowl or float on the surface of the water
- Acholichny (pale, colorless) chair. His appearance is associated with compression of the bile duct tumor, after which the bile enters the intestine. As a result, feces lose their normal color, and the urine, on the contrary, may become dark.
General somatic symptoms (signs from the body)
As the growth and spread of the tumor begins to affect the whole body. The following symptoms appear: