These Specific Symptoms Shouldn’t Be Ignored – As They Could Signal Pancreatic Cancer

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Image: Tracy A. Woodward/The Washington Post via Getty Images

It’s true that many cancers can have distinct warning signs. Abnormal lumps, unusual blemishes or unexplained bleeding, for example, can be typical indicators. But other clues might not be so obvious, particularly for pancreatic cancer, which has earned the nickname the “silent cancer.” These, then, are the subtle symptoms that you shouldn’t ignore.

Image: Sharon McCutcheon
Image: Sharon McCutcheon

Cancer, by its most basic definition, occurs when abnormal cells multiply and begin to outnumber regular cells. In such an occurrence, the body will find it difficult to perform as it was meant to. The abnormality can form in any part of the body, which means there are many forms of cancer.

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Image: Cameron Kirby
Image: Cameron Kirby

There are external factors that can contribute to the risk of developing cancer. Smoking, for example, is one of the most common contributors to the onset of the disease. Indeed, it is known to be the cause of 15 separate forms of the illness, and its influence results in cancer’s largest fatality rate.

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