Pancreatic cancer is the 10th most common cancer and the fifth most deadly. Some patients may not show any symptoms at all, meaning they can be missed. And in cases where he does show signs, they can be misinterpreted as something else, according to the MedikForum portal.
The main functions of the pancreas include making enzymes to help digest food and hormones such as insulin to control blood sugar levels in the body. More likely to experience symptoms of pancreatic cancer as it grows. Quite often, these symptoms can include indigestion.
As Andrey Vorobyov, an oncologist, explained to the portal, one of these signs of pancreatic cancer, which can be easily confused with something else, is indigestion. Also known as dyspepsia, indigestion is usually associated with overeating or eating too much at one time, he added.
The doctor said that this can cause: heartburn – a painful burning sensation in the chest, often after eating; feeling full and bloated stomach; belching; pulling food or liquid with a bitter taste into the mouth.
Any of these side effects may indicate pancreatic cancer.
If you have another condition, such as irritable bowel syndrome, you may get similar symptoms regularly, the doctor said. However, it is important to be examined by a general practitioner if symptoms change, worsen, or you do not feel well.
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