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Can pancreatic cancer affect your whole body?

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As it grows and spreads, pancreatic cancer affects the whole body and not a specific body part. Such symptoms can include:

Some people with pancreatic cancer develop diabetes as the cancer impairs the pancreas' ability to produce insulin. (However, the majority of people with a new diagnosis of diabetes do not have pancreatic cancer.)

  • Weight loss
  • Malaise
  • Loss of appetite
  • Elevated blood sugars.

From: Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms WebMD Medical Reference

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American Cancer Society web site, "Detailed Guide: Pancreatic Cancer."

National Cancer Institute web site: "Pancreatic Cancer."

Gullo L. , 2002; vol 22: pp 210-213. Pancreas

Reviewed by Gabriela Pichardo on January 22, 2020

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society web site, "Detailed Guide: Pancreatic Cancer."

National Cancer Institute web site: "Pancreatic Cancer."

Gullo L. , 2002; vol 22: pp 210-213. Pancreas

Reviewed by Gabriela Pichardo on January 22, 2020

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