What Is Pancreatic Cancer? Every Thing You Need To Know Here

Enlarged gall bladder

If the common bile duct is blocked, bile can get trapped in your gallbladder. This causes the gallbladder to grow larger than normal. Your doctor may be able to feel the enlarged gallbladder during an exam. You may also have upper abdominal tenderness.  Understanding when symptoms are a sign of something serious and either diagnosing the disease or confirming a previous diagnosis require expertise from specialists trained and experienced in treating pancreatic cancer


Pancreatic cancer is known as a “silent disease” because identifiable symptoms are not usually present in the early stages of the disease. Several symptoms commonly associated with pancreatic cancer are pain on eating, jaundice, weight loss, poor appetite, dark urine, swelling of legs, indigestion, diarrhea, diabetes, abdominal pain, back pain, ascites, blood clots and enlarged gall bladder. Pancreatic cancer is aggressive with few symptoms until the cancer is advanced. Diagnosis can be made through ultrasound, ERCP, CT scan, MRI and biopsy. Pancreatic cancer treatment depends on the stage of the disease and the patient’s general health. Treatments include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.