Pancreatic cancer affects the pancreas, which is an organ in the abdomen, behind the lower part of the stomach. The pancreas helps with digestion and releases hormones that regulate your blood sugar levels.
Unfortunately, pancreatic cancer is typically not detected in its early stages when it is easier to treat. Instead, it usually is detected when it spreads to other areas of the body.
- “I noticed stomach pain that was radiating to my back, and I was losing weight without even trying, because I had no appetite.”
- “I had itchy skin, and I noticed that both my skin and the whites of my eyes had a yellow tint.”
- “I experienced extreme fatigue, and my urine was darker than usual.”