Pancreatic Cancer UK

Pancreatic Cancer UK

Pancreatic Cancer UK

Symptoms of Pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is not usually diagnosed in the early stages as a tumour in the pancreas does not usually cause any symptoms making diagnosis difficult,

Symptoms of pancreatic cancer include:

  • pain in the back or stomach
  • unintended weight loss
  • yellowing of the skin and eyes

The first noticeable symptoms of pancreatic cancer are often:

  • pain in the back or stomach area – which may come and go at first and is often worse when lying down or after eating
  • unexpected weight loss
  • yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes (jaundice) – it also may cause dark yellow or orange pee, pale-coloured poo and itchy skin

Other possible symptoms of pancreatic cancer include:

  • feeling sick and being sick
  • changes in bowel movements (diarrhoea or constipation)
  • fever and shivering
  • indigestion
  • blood clots

When any cancer is diagnosed it is important that the patient is supported by not only the medical staff but also their families. After being given the results of the tests and the diagnosis a lot of the information given initially can be difficult to take in. It is important for everyone to seek as much information and support that they feel is necessary.

You can by Seeking help from

Pancreatic Cancer UK: Supports the following way

  • Provides expert, personalised support and information through a dedicated pancreatic cancer Support Line and a range of publications.
  • Funds innovative research to find the breakthroughs that will change how we understand, diagnose and treat pancreatic cancer.
  • Campaigns for change; for better care, treatment and research, and for pancreatic cancer to have the recognition it needs.

They help you and your families deal with your illness.

You can contact them via telephone or via email on their support line and talk to their Pancreatic cancer specialist nurses. They are there to assist you through your illness and can be a valuable resource to you by giving you information regarding treatment options managing your symptoms and any side effects you may experience and just be there to support you regarding any concerns you may have.

Supporting you through your illness is important and they can help you in many ways by being able to connect with other people on their discussion forum or via their peer support service. They provide information regarding practical issues you may encounter, information for family members, physical activities and complementary therapies.

Although though their main aim is to support the person diagnosed they also help those supporting them by providing information available via their website through all the stages of the illness from being diagnosed, facts about the cancer, treatments and what side effects the person may have. Available clinical trials and End of Lifecare. They have publications available through the post or you can download them from their website.

Like every charity they need to raise funds to continue with much-needed research and supporting them through participating in one of their numerous fundraising events can help those dealing with the loss of a loved one through this disease a little easier.

If you feel you would like to fundraise for them please go to their website for further information or contact them on the number provided.

Pancreatic Cancer UK




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