7. Lack of Appetite
People who have pancreatic cancer also notice a sudden drop in their appetite and a tendency to feel full after eating very little.
As the tumor starts growing, it can cause pressure on the stomach or the small intestine, leading to a blockage in the digestive tract. This can make one feel full after eating very little and cause significant loss of appetite as well as weight loss.
Remember, significant changes in appetite can make a person weak and tired, which can even hinder treatment as well as recovery.
This is why it’s vital to consult your doctor if you have persistent, diminished appetite combined with significant weight loss.
As the pancreas is an integral part of the digestive system, the presence of a tumor can cause several gastrointestinal symptoms, including bloating, gas and inflammation in the abdomen.
Bloating and gas generally develop after eating a meal and may even be accompanied by heartburn or indigestion.
These symptoms occur when the tumor in the pancreas starts exerting pressure on the stomach and abdomen, making it difficult for the stomach to function properly.
If bloating is new for you and isn’t getting better with medication, you should go back to see your doctor.