Pancreatic cancer is known as a ‘silent disease’ because its symptoms are so hard to spot, especially in the early stages. However, there are a couple of early signs that people are being urged to look out for.
The cancer was brought into the limelight recently after US TV star Jerry Springer died from the disease aged 79 last week, having been diagnosed just months ago. Pancreatic cancer has one of the lowest 10 year survival rates of any cancer, according to Cancer Research UK, with just five per cent of people surviving for more than a decade after diagnosis.
Symptoms are very hard to spot in the early stages, making it known as a ‘silent killer’, the Mirror reports. The most serious signs of the disease are a yellowing of the skin (jaundice) and bleeding in the stomach or intestine, but researchers have now identified two more, lesser-known symptoms.
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