Pancreatic cancer is tough to spot. As the name suggests, this organ is found in your tummy, which is called the pancreas. The pancreas releases enzymes and hormones in our that help with blood sugar control and food digestion. Many doctors refer to this type of cancer as “the silent disease” I told you earlier because its symptoms might be difficult to spot.
The severity of pancreatic cancer depends on the size of the tumor, its spread, and the exact location in the pancreas. The tricky thing is that this type of cancer does not show its symptoms in the early ages. Although it can be difficult to notice this type of cancer because of the hard-to-spot symptoms, there is one common sign on your back.
Some common signs can help you:
Back Pain: The pain usually starts from the tummy area and spreads all over your back. It might come and go in the starting, but eventually, it becomes constant. The pain becomes worse when you’ve had food or when you lie down.
-Feeling hot or shivery
-Loss of appetite
-Your skin or whites of eyes turning yellow
Pancreatic cancer may lead to Jaundice because it blocks the bile duct, a tube that takes bile from your liver. Jaundice is the condition in which your eyes and skin turn yellow. Gallstones or liver inflammation problems also trigger Jaundice.
If you have any of these symptoms, then immediately go to your doctor. Your doctor will help you. Even though this type of cancer can be “difficult” to treat, some options are available. These range from surgery to chemotherapy. Your doctor will help find you the best possible treatment for you.