About Pancreatic Cancer
I've added links to several trusted resources to learn more about Pancreatic Cancer below. Click to be redirected to the website in the link.
**ALWAYS CONSULT A DOCTOR REGARDING HEALTH ISSUES OR QUESTIONS. I Am not a doctor, but some of these symptoms are what I experienced leading to my diagnosis.**
Here are a few statistics you should know about Pancreatic Cancer.
• About 55,440 people (29,200 men and 26,240 women) will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
• About 44,330 people (23,020 men and 21,310 women) will die of pancreatic cancer.
• Pancreatic cancer accounts for about 3% of all cancers in the US and about 7% of all cancer deaths.
• The overall 5-year survival rate for people who did not have their tumors removed by surgery was 16%
It is very difficult to detect Pancreatic Cancer. The pancreas is located deep within the body and is a very vascular organ. For this reason, physical signs of Pancreatic Cancer are varied - often presenting complications or abnormalities in bodily functions, but often by the time abnormal bodily functions to present themselves, it is representative of the cancer advancing or spreading to the affected organ.
A few symptoms to look for (but aren't specifically indicative of Pancreatic Cancer - Consult a doctor ALWAYS if you are concerned your have Pancreatic Cancer - Advocate for your own health).
• Grey or Floating Stool.
• Undigested food in your stool
• Continued or constant belly or abdominal pain
• Lower back pain in conjunction with belly or abdominal pain
• Loss of weight and or appetite