Cancer is a disease that has touched all of our lives in some way or another. There are many different types of cancer that affect various parts of the body and may also vary in severity. One of the types of cancer is pancreatic and over 50 million people in the United States receive that diagnosis each and every year. Understanding the early signs of pancreatic cancer provides the best opportunity for dealing with it successfully.
The pancreas is a rather unknown part of the human body. It is actually a gland associated with the digestive system and it produces the enzymes that help break down food during the digestive process. When malignant cells develop inside of the pancreas, it is the disease known as pancreatic cancer.
Unfortunately, most people tend to ignore the early warning signs and by the time they receive their diagnosis, it may be too late for certain types of treatment. Some of those early signs may be mild, but if you keep your eye open for them, it may just save your life. If you notice any of the signs, see a doctor and get a checkup.
1. Unexpected diagnosis of diabetes
When your body doesn't produce enough insulin to keep your sugar in check, it is the disease known as diabetes. There are different types of diabetes but if you receive a sudden diagnosis as an adult, it could be a sign of pancreatic cancer.
Issues with the pancreas can affect your insulin levels. If you receive the diabetes diagnosis, talk to your doctor about the possibility of pancreatic cancer.
2. Itchy feet and hands
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