It is not known why some cells in the pancreas become malignant. The main symptoms of pancreatic cancer are the lack of appetite and weight loss, nausea, vomiting, jaundice, and pain in the upper abdominal cavity, which often spreads to the back and become weaker when the patient sits.
Men suffer twice as often as women. About 60% of patients are between the ages of 40 and 60. Recent research suggests a possible link between pancreatic cancer and the consumption of large amounts of coffee.
If you notice any of these symptoms, contact your doctor immediately. A diagnosis can be confirmed after a series of tests. Early discovered cancer can sometimes be cured by surgery (i.e. removal) although, in this case, the patient becomes a diabetic and will need appropriate therapy. Various drugs and radiotherapy can also be used. However, if the cancer has advanced, prospects are bad.