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What are some hormonal imbalances of pancreatic cancer?

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A few rare types of pancreatic cancer cause hormonal imbalances that produce their own symptoms, which might include:

If you get any of these symptoms, call your doctor for a full physical exam.

  • Bouts of weakness, sweating, rapid heartbeat, irritability, or skin flushing related to low blood sugar
  • Severe watery diarrhea
  • A new, unusual skin rash
  • Severe gut symptoms, such as stomach pain and watery diarrhea, which aren't helped by antacids or ulcer medications

SOURCES: 

American Cancer Society: "Learn About Cancer: Pancreatic Cancer." 

National Cancer Institute: "Pancreatic Cancer."

The National Pancreas Foundation: "About Pancreatic Cancer."

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on June 13, 2020

SOURCES: 

American Cancer Society: "Learn About Cancer: Pancreatic Cancer." 

National Cancer Institute: "Pancreatic Cancer."

The National Pancreas Foundation: "About Pancreatic Cancer."

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on June 13, 2020

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