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Should I talk to my doctor about my stage 1 pancreatic cancer symptoms?

Pancreatic cancer may not produce symptoms until the cancer is beyond stage 1, but you should see your doctor if any of the symptoms of pancreatic cancer occur. If the tumor is in the head of the pancreas, jaundice and itching may be the first symptoms of the disease. Abdominal pain, weight loss and appetite loss, and jaundice can also be symptoms of other conditions, but you should check with your doctor if you have any of these symptoms. Early detection of pancreatic cancer may increase your chances of a successful treatment.

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