Pancreatic cancer typically causes no symptoms in its early stages. By the time symptoms or signs appear, the disease is likely to have already spread.
Symptoms—none of which are specific to pancreatic cancer—may include:
- Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes)
- Dark-colored urine
- Pale or gray stools
- Abdominal or back pain
- Abdominal swelling
- Nausea and vomiting
- Unintended weight loss
This article first appeared in the April 2020 issue of UC Berkeley Health After 50.