Cancer is a degenerative disease and if it has been diagnosed in the last stages, then it is fatal for the person. Pancreas is an organ that is located inside the stomach. It is very important for the metabolism of the body and it is divided into exocrine and endocrine, based on its functions.
Pancreatic cancer is also becoming increasingly widespread, with more and more people being diagnosed with it every year. If the tumor in the pancreas appears on the tissues, then it is called the exocrine cancer. Pancreatic cancer is very common in elderly people and there are some precursors for the disease. Consumption of alcohol, smoking, obesity, poor diet, gingivitis and chronic pancreatic can lead to the condition. Also, if someone has a family history of pancreatic cancer, then the chances of them getting it are more.
When the cancer is at an early stage it does not show any visible symptoms. Also, most of the symptoms are often misunderstood as other diseases and they get treated accordingly. Also, it may not have developed as a cancer yet.
The symptoms start showing up only when the tumor starts growing in size. Most of the people get diagnosed with this type of cancer only when they are in the third stage which is too late. Their life expectancy goes down by them. In the beginning, the cancer tumor causes mild pain in the abdomen and then the pain progresses. In the later stages, blood in the stool and jaundice like symptoms become common.