Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer - Pancreatic cancer is a malignant neoplasm of the pancreas. Exocrine pancreatic cancers are far more common than endocrine pancreatic cancers (islet cell carcinomas). North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has life-threatening pancreatic cancer just the info case. Pancreatic cancer called a "silent killer".

Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms
  • pain in the upper abdomen that typically radiates to the back[5] and is relieved by leaning forward (seen in carcinoma of the body or tail of the pancreas)
  • painless jaundice (yellow skin/eyes, dark urine)[5] when a cancer of the head of the pancreas (about 60% of cases) obstructs the common bile duct as it runs through the pancreas. This may also cause pale-colored stool and steatorrhea.
  • loss of appetite (anorexia), and/or nausea and vomiting.
  • significant weight loss
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