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Sunday, November 19, 2006

Cancer of the pancreas

Early pancreatic cancer usually does not cause symptoms and refer to many people as a silent diseases as the cancer grows and spreads. The pain mostly develops in the upper abdomen and sometimes spreads to the back and the pain can be very painful when a person lies down or after hie meals. pancreatic cancers start in the ducts that carry pancreatic juices and when the cancer spreads outside of the pancreas, lymps nodes where cancer cells are often found in nearby. Sometimes pancreas cancer will spreads to the peritoneum and the tissue that lines the abdomen.

Cancer of the pancreas can also cause nausea, loss of appetite, weight loss, and weakness.