Warning signs you should be aware of — and the risk factors that mean you should be on the lookout for this aggressive cancer.
Pancreatic cancer is sometimes called a “silent” disease — symptoms can be hard to pinpoint and are often easily dismissed. That’s why it’s important to understand which symptoms might present themselves — even vaguely — and what the plausible risk factors are for developing the disease. That way, you’ll know if you need to be on the lookout, and when it’s time to talk to your provider.
According to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, these are the symptoms and risk factors to be aware of.
The experts at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center work to provide a precise diagnosis and effective treatment options for pancreatic cancer. The team combines advanced research, technology and techniques with compassionate care to create a personalized treatment plan that is right for each patient.