3-Rapid Weight Loss
Sure, you may celebrate losing a few pounds, but the rapid and unexplained weight loss associated with pancreatic cancer is swift and without apparent cause. In other words, you’ll notice significant or even severe weight loss, despite the fact that you have not been dieting or exercising. This weight loss may be accompanied by a general feeling of being unwell, which doctors call “malaise.”
Anytime you lose a significant amount of weight for no detectable reason, you should see a doctor find out why. In pancreatic cancer patients, weight loss usually results from one of three things. First, it can be caused by the depleted function of your exocrine, which disrupts your ability to digest food. Second, it could result from a loss of appetite, a symptom often seen in cancer patients. Finally, it could be because the growing tumor is sapping your body’s energy reserves, feeding on them to grow and leaving you malnourished.
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