Here’s my purple animal/nature mani for pancreatic cancer awareness #pcanovember17
I really wanted to go for a peaceful nature scene, so I’m quite pleased with how these turned out.
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This week I want to discuss symptoms.
Pancreatic cancer is often referred to as a “silent cancer” because the early symptoms can be so vague and easily put down to other causes.
Pancreatic cancer symptoms however can present themselves early in many cases. Here are some of the most common symptoms to look out for -
Classic pancreatic cancer symptoms can include -
💜 Jaundice (yellow skin/eyes, dark urine, itching).
💜Weight loss which is significant and unexplained
💜Abdominal pain or discomfort which is new-onset and significant.
Other possible symptoms can include -
💜Pain or discomfort in the upper abdomen which is new, that tends to radiate to the back. This is significant and can be persistent but also intermittent, this pain or discomfort can vary from person to person.
💜Diabetes which is new-onset and not associated with weight gain
💜Vague indigestion or abdominal discomfort (not responding to prescribed medication)
💜Loss of appetite
💜Nausea and vomiting
💜Pain when eating
💜Steatorrhea (fatty stools that are often pale and smell foul and may be difficult to flush).
Not everyone will have all of these symptoms, but if you are worried or are experiencing any of these symptom, especially for longer than 4 weeks, it’s important that you see your GP.
All of these symptoms can have other causes, but as yet, there is not an easy or reliable test for pancreatic cancer. .
All information taken from www.pancreaticcanceraction.org
Thank you for reading.