Pancreatic Cancer : is it possible to know the symptoms

Pancreatic Cancer : is it possible to know the symptoms
Pancreatic cancer is often detected when to treat it very difficult or late.What are its symptoms and whether they will help to identify disease at an early stage?

In 95% of cases of adenocarcinoma of the pancreas strikes - a malignant tumor of the exocrine cells of the organ.First, let's talk about her symptoms.

Symptoms of pancreatic cancer (PCa) depend on the location of the tumor in the body.

  • In cancer, head cancer most commonly observed symptoms such as weight loss, jaundice, fatty stools.Pain may be absent
  • Cancer body or tail of the pancreas characterized by abdominal pain and weight loss.

In cancer, head cancer signs of the disease usually appear earlier than in other tumor localizations.

symptoms of gastro-intestinal tract

  • Abdominal pain.More than 80% of patients with prostate cancer as tumor growth, sooner or later begin to celebrate abdominal pain.They are usually a dull character, occur in the upper abdomen or give back.In the horizontal position or after a meal may increase the
  • Bloating, flatulence.Some patients with prostate cancer complain of early satiety when eating, feeling of fullness or unpleasant feeling of bloating that occurs when flatulence in the intestine.
  • Nausea, vomiting.
  • unstable chair with a tendency to diarrhea (diarrhea).
  • presence of fat in the feces (steatorrhea) due to violation of the digestion of fats in the background of insufficient development of appropriate enzymes.Bold chair can have an unusual, unpleasant smell, poorly washed off from the surface of the toilet bowl, or float on the water surface
  • aholichny (pale, colorless) chair.Its appearance is due to compression of the biliary tract tumor in which the bile into the intestine.As a result, the feces loses its normal color, and urine, by contrast, may become dark.

somatic symptoms (signs of the entire organism)

As their growth and spread of the tumor begins to have an effect on the entire body.There are the following symptoms:

  • Weight Loss
  • Extreme weakness, fatigue, lethargy, apathy, loss of appetite
  • , perversion of taste sensations
  • Increased blood sugar.Some patients with prostate cancer at the backdrop of the ability to produce the hormone insulin develop diabetes, which is characterized by the inability to utilize glucose and an increase in its content in the blood.

Skin pancreatic cancer symptoms

  • Jaundice.If the tumor compresses the bile ducts, some bile pigments can penetrate into the blood and deposited in the skin.This leads to a yellowing of the skin and sclera (the dense outer protein coat of the eyeball).
  • Itching is often seen in patients with prostate cancer.For its appearance is also responsible bile penetration into blood components.

Symptoms rare

PCa tumors of pancreatic islet cells, also called neuroendocrine tumors , develop from those body cells that produce a variety of hormones.These tumors are quite rare and may be malignant and benign.

As with adenocarcinoma of the pancreas, a tumor of the islet cells can be accompanied by abdominal pain, weight loss, nausea and vomiting.And benign and malignant tumors may produce excessive amounts of hormones.Selecting data hormones also causes certain symptoms.

Insulinoma (produces insulin, which is responsible for glucose utilization) against the background of low levels of blood glucose, there is increased sweating, anxiety, dizziness, and loss of Glucagonomas consciousness (produces glucagon, which is responsible for the breakdown of liver glycogen into glucose) says weight loss, diarrhea, increased thirst and frequent urination gastrinoma (produces gastrin, which increases the production of gastric juice components and the enzyme pepsin) marked abdominal pain, erosion or ulceration of the mucous membrane of the stomach and duodenum 12, which do not respond to treatment, heartburn, weight loss somatostatinoma (producessomatostatin) is characterized by weight loss, abdominal pain, the appearance of fatty smelly stools Vipom (produces a substance called vazointestinalny peptide): marked intestinal cramps, watery diarrhea, rush of blood to the face

paucity of symptoms of prostate cancer

Early diagnosis of prostate cancer is possible onlya very small number of patients.Unfortunately, scientists have not managed to identify any pattern that could help in the diagnosis.In one study, which was conducted with the participation of 305 patients with prostate cancer, the following data were obtained:

in 4% of patients within 6 months before the appearance of other symptoms suddenly had an aversion to my tastes (eg, coffee, wine and tobacco) 5%patients for six months prior to the development of any visible symptoms noted pronounced loss of appetite, significant weight loss, the rapid emergence of satiety have 1% of the patients the diagnosis of prostate cancer was preceded by an attack of acute pancreatitis

rarity these situations complicates early diagnosis of prostate cancer.And therefore, it is necessary to pay attention to any symptoms and harassing you time to seek medical advice.

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