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Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms

What are the symptoms of stage 4 pancreatic cancer?

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  • The symptoms of stage 4 pancreatic cancer depend on where the cancer is located and how far it has spread. If the tumor prevents bile from flowing, jaundice, in which the skin and the whites of the eyes may become yellow, may be a symptom. This may also cause the skin to itch. If the tumor contacts abdominal nerves, pain in the abdomen can be a symptom. Weight loss, appetite loss, vomiting, and other digestive problems may occur if the cancer interferes with the digestive system. If the cancer affects organs such as the lungs and liver, you may experience additional symptoms.

  • AWesley B. Jones, MD, Surgery, answered on behalf of Greenville Health System

    Stage IV pancreatic cancer is at a point it cannot be cured. Symptoms of this stage of pancreas cancer may be weight-loss, jaundice (yellow skin and eyes), nausea, vomiting, and upper abdominal pain—usually quite severe. All of these symptoms can be alleviated with surgical procedures and medication. 

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