Cancers and other diseases can cause symptoms. These are changes in your body that you notice. Examples of symptoms are having a cough, a pain or a lump.
Symptoms can be caused by many illnesses, not just cancer, but it is always best to have them checked out by a GP.
What you need to know
Pancreatic cancer symptoms
Some people with pancreatic cancer do not have any symptoms early in their illness. Other people have vague symptoms that can seem like other illnesses.
Common symptoms that can be caused by pancreatic cancer include:
- nausea and vomiting
- feeling bloated
- weight loss
- loss of appetite
- a burning feeling in the stomach
- pain in the upper abdomen and back, especially at night
- faeces change colour, float, and are very smelly
- skin and eyes become yellow and urine is darker (these are signs of jaundice).
Cancers that are diagnosed early can be easier to treat.
What to do if you have symptoms
If you have symptoms that you are worried about, even if they seem minor, you should go to see a GP. Don't be embarrassed to bring up your concerns.