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For our 10 Year Anniversary we are spreading awareness of pancreatic cancer symptoms so that YOU can be in the KNOW. Please follow us, comment, and contribute if you’ve had similar experiences or any insight for others to gain with this disease. #LetsBeatThis #10YearAnniversary #PancreaticCancer #Cancer #Symptoms #Hope #Knowledge #Courage

                

 

1.      SUDDEN WEIGHT LOSS.  Typically you tend to celebrate weight loss but when it happens for no apparent reason you need to be very aware! Take note of the reasons why you have been losing weight. If they align with other symptoms for pancreatic cancer schedule an appointment with a gastroenterologist right away. #LetsBeatThis #10YearAnniversary #PancreaticCancer #Cancer #Symptoms #Hope #Knowledge #Courage

                

 

2.       LOSS OF APPITITE. Changes in appetite are common with pancreatic cancer. You may eat less than usual, not feel hungry at all, or feel full after eating only a small amount. #LetsBeatThis #10YearAnniversary #PancreaticCancer #Cancer #Symptoms #Hope #Knowledge #Courage

 

 

3.       FATIGUE & WEAKNESS. You may find yourself struggling to stay awake during the day. Try to distinguish if this fatigue and weakness are sudden, without having changed your usual routine or diet. #LetsBeatThis #10YearAnniversary #PancreaticCancer #Cancer #Symptoms #Hope #Knowledge #Courage

 

 

4.      BACK PAIN: Take extra care of your dad on Father’s Day and recognize the symptoms! If your dad can’t play his routine golf or tennis match today because of unexplained back pain, know that this could be a symptom. The pancreas is located two inches above the belly button, behind the stomach.  The pain will be consistent in the middle to lower back while the pancreas is inflamed. #LetsBeatThis #10YearAnniversary #PancreaticCancer #Cancer #Hope #Symptoms #Knowledge #Courage

                                

 

 

5.       DEPRESSION. You may notice changes in your mood including negative thoughts, loss of appetite and sleeping difficulties. #LetsBeatThis #10YearAnniversary #PancreaticCancer #Cancer #Symptoms #Hope #Knowledge #Courage

                                

 

6.       STOMACH PAIN. Abdominal pain will come and go in waves.  Most commonly, it will ache when you go from sitting to standing or standing to lying down. It happens most often following meals. #LetsBeatThis #10YearAnniversary #PancreaticCancer #Cancer #Symptoms #Hope #Knowledge #Courage

                               

 

 

7.       NAUSEA. When the tumor is growing it begins to block a portion of the digestive tract. Heartburn and acid reflex may occur at that time. #LetsBeatThis #10YearAnniversary #PancreaticCancer #Cancer #Symptoms #Hope #Knowledge #Courage

                                

 

8.       NEW ONSET OF DIABETES. Insulin is produced by the pancreas. If you are suddenly diagnosed with diabetes without family history or common factors that typically lead to development of diabetes you should seek medical advice. #LetsBeatThis #10YearAnniversary #PancreaticCancer #Cancer #Symptoms #Hope #Knowledge #Courage

                                

 

 

9.       NINE: JAUNDICE AND RELATED SYMPTOMS. Yellowing of the eyes and skin is something to be aware of. Your stool will appear to be pale and chalky or white and clay-like in color.  You may also notice that your urine has become almost orange without any dietary explanation. #LetsBeatThis #10YearAnniversary #PancreaticCancer #Cancer #Symptoms #Hope #Knowledge #Courage

                                

 

10.   TEN: BLOOD CLOTS. An occasional symptom of pancreatic cancer is a blood clot in a large vein, often in the leg. Symptoms include pain, swelling, redness and warmth in the affected leg. #LetsBeatThis #10YearAnniversary #PancreaticCancer #Cancer #Symptoms #Hope #Knowledge #Courage

                                

 

 Wrap your thoughts around these symptoms. Let this Rap song do the work for you and sing it to all of those you care about so we can all learn the symptoms! #LetsBeatThis #10YearAnniversary #PancreaticCancer #Cancer #Symptoms #Hope #Knowledge #Courage

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