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How does stage 1 pancreatic cancer affect the body?

In pancreatic cancer, cancer cells in the pancreas grow and multiply quickly, which can cause a tumor to grow. In stage 1 pancreatic cancer, a cancerous tumor has grown in the pancreas but has not spread to other parts of the body. Depending on where the cancer cells are located in the pancreas, this may or may not produce symptoms. If the tumor is in the head of the pancreas, the flow of bile can be affected, causing jaundice and itching. If the tumor is in the tail or body of the pancreas, there may not be any symptoms at all until the cancer has moved beyond stage 1. If the tumor spreads to other parts of the body, the cancer has moved beyond stage 1.

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