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Why is weight loss a possible symptom of pancreatic cancer?

Weight loss due to pancreatic cancer can be caused by a lack of functional pancreatic enzymes, as discussed above under digestive difficulties. However, there are no distinguishing characteristics associated with pancreatic cancer when the weight loss is due to malignant cancer cells monopolizing the body's nutrients.

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