Symptoms That Raise Pancreatic Cancer Alarm Bells
Posted by Hollie Williams on April 28th, 2017
With a dismal five-year survival rate that’s less than double digits, pancreatic cancer is considered one of the deadliest forms of this disease known. While only an estimated 53,000 Americans are diagnosed with the disease annually, about 43,000 die each year from the cause. Understanding the potential signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer is critical for helping patients obtain a diagnosis as early as possible. Doing so can make a difference in the possible outcome.
Although pancreatic cancer is known to present with few, if any, symptoms at its onset some things may signal its presence. People who are at risk for pancreatic cancer or concerned about the condition should be aware of these potential warning signs:
Pancreatic cancer is known for presenting with symptoms that are vague and often found in a host of other conditions. If risk factors are high for this condition, any of the above symptoms may signal the need for a screening. If detected and treated early, the outcomes related to pancreatic cancer may be more positive. The key is seeking out an early diagnosis if risks and symptoms suspicions are high.
The Sandler-Kenner Foundation was started by Gregory A. Echt, M.D. and his wife, Susan T. Echt, after they lost two of their dear friends, Michael and Peter, to premature deaths from pancreatic cancer.
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