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Pancreatic cancer signs and symptoms to look out for

About 9,600 people are diagnosed with cancer of the pancreas in the UK each year. Like all cancers, acting on the symptoms as soon they appear greatly strengthens survival outcomes. Unfortunately, pancreatic cancer may not cause symptoms for a long time.

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Pancreatic cancer symptoms: The colour of your urine is a sign

Some of the most perceptible warning signs are associated with jaundice, which can develop if the cancer blocks the bile duct, explains Macmillan Cancer Support.

Jaundice is when your skin and the whites of your eyes turn yellow.

As Macmillan Cancer Support explains, jaundice can also cause pale and smelly poo that is difficult to flush away.

Other symptoms of jaundice include:

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Pale and smelly poo that is difficult to flush away is a signPancreatic cancer symptoms: Pale and smelly poo that is difficult to flush away is a sign (Image: Getty Images)

It is worth noting that pancreatic cancer is not the most common cause of jaundice.

"Other illnesses, affecting the liver and bile duct, are more common causes," explains Macmillan Cancer Support.

Other possible symptoms of pancreatic cancer include:

Loss of appetite or losing weight without trying to Feeling tired or having no energy A high temperature, or feeling hot or shivery.How to respond

According to the NHS, it's important to get any of the above symptoms checked by a GP.

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