Pancreatic cancer and its symptoms
Very often, pancreatic cancer gives symptoms when it is too late to cure, surgical treatment. At that time metastases and infiltrations to other organs appear.
If we go to a doctor too late, it is difficult to expect good results from chemotherapy or radiotherapy. However, if the disease is detected early, you can try to cut the pancreatic tissue together with the surrounding lymph nodes and adjacent duodenal segment, gallbladder and stomach section.
This can protect people from metastases and gives them the best chance of getting out of the disease. People who are smokers, diabetic patients or chronic pancreatic inflammations are particularly at risk of developing pancreatic cancer. The risk also increases if one of the close relatives of the family has had this type of cancer.
The symptoms that can occur in patients with pancreatic cancer are not specific. They appear as well in other diseases, so it is very difficult to detect pancreatic cancer early on.
Symptoms of this serious disease include weight loss, abdominal pain, jaundice, digestive problems such as bloating, diarrhoea, vomiting, constipation. It may also result in diabetes mellitus as a result of pancreatic cancer. Symptoms of this cancer may resemble chronic pancreatic inflammation. It is important to thoroughly investigate and diagnose patients with these symptoms in order to differentiate between the two diseases.
If the doctor makes a mistake in the diagnosis, the consequences can be tragic for the patient. Peripheral blood morphology is changed in patients with pancreatic cancer. The watery night sweats also appear so intense that it is necessary to get up and change pyjamas. Lupus erythematous skin lesions or infections may also occur. Half spider and permeability changes in blood vessels such as lower limb swelling, disorder of sodium, potassium and calcium ions may occur. Not all of these symptoms must occur simultaneously and have the same intensity.