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I have had many blood tests done and an x-ray along with an endoscopy, have been told nothing found but keep getting many symptoms of pancreas cancer. I have brought this up with GP who have said the pancreas looks normal. can they be wrong.

By Anonymous November 4, 2010 - 2:25pm
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I have had upper stomach pain for quite sometime and had a sudden onset of back pain which lasted 2 days. I don't have itching but i do feel i have a tingling feeling all over especially my hands, neck and face.

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Anon - Has your doctor been able to give you any type of diagnosis and cause for your stomach and back pain? It is unusual to have many diagnostic tests and not provide the patient with feedback on the results and/or to continue the diagnostic process to determine the cause of the pain.

Your symptoms are not definitive symptoms of pancreatic cancer, which according to the Mayo Clinic are as follows:

The most classic symptom is that of painless jaundice, which occurs because the tumor obstructs the bile duct and causes yellow eyes and dark urine.

Pancreatic cancer symptoms can include:

* Abdominal pressure
* Abdominal pain
* Yellowing of the eyes and skin
* Dark urine

As the cancer spreads, some people experience pain in the upper abdomen and back. Activities such as eating or lying down may cause increased pain. Nausea, loss of appetite, weight loss and the onset of diabetes may also be signs of pancreatic cancer.

If you do not feel your GP is properly treating your issues you may want to seek a referral to a gastroenterologist. If you strongly believe that you may have pancreatic cancer then you may want to seek a referral to an oncologist.

Good luck to you.

November 4, 2010 - 6:00pm
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1.WHAT ARE THE symptoms of pancreatic cancer?
2. TODAY in the newspaper there was an article w ch says that marihuana helps with some cancers like pancreatic, breast and lymphoma. You should check on that.

November 4, 2010 - 4:19pm
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