Pancreatic cancer: fatigue and malaise are common early symptoms of the disease

Pancreatic cancer is the 11th most common cancer in the UK, accounting for three in 100 of all new cancer cases. There are certain symptoms that you should see your doctor about, if you experience them. The initial symptoms of pancreatic cancer are usually quite nonspecific and subtle in appearance.

Malaise refers to a general feeling of discomfort and lack of well-being.

Fatigue is extreme tiredness and a lack of energy or motivation for daily activities.
Sometimes the discomfort occurs suddenly.
Other times, it can develop gradually and persist for a long period of time.

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Discomfort can also cause:

A feeling of general weakness
a feeling of discomfort
A feeling as if you have a disease.
I just don’t feel good.

Fatigue may be caused by pancreatic cancer or cancer symptoms, or it may be a side effect of treatment.

Fatigue is a very common symptom of cancer and is often called cancer-related fatigue, he said. Pancreatic Cancer UK.

The health charity added: “Cancer itself can cause fatigue although we do not fully understand how or why this happens.

«People they may have fatigue when they are diagnosed, even before starting treatment.

The doctors they don’t know what causes most pancreatic cancers, but there are some factors that can increase your risk of developing it.

Evidence suggests that you can lower your chances of getting it if you make healthy lifestyle changes.

According to Cancer Research UKabout 20 out of 100 cases of pancreatic cancer are caused by smoking.

According to the NHS, you must also reduce the amount of red and processed meat you eat.

Other symptoms of pancreatic cancer may include:

  • Abdominal pain radiating to the back.
  • Loss of appetite or unintentional weight loss.
  • Yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes (jaundice).
  • light-colored stools
  • dark colored urine
  • Skin itch
  • New diagnosis of diabetes or existing diabetes that becomes more difficult to control
  • Blood clots
  • Fatigue.