SEER Training Modules
Signs & Symptoms
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Chills and fevers.
- Weight loss, anorexia, cachexia.
- Loss of appetite.
- Eating a small amount but feeling full.
- Alterations in bowel habits, including diarrhea, constipation, bloating, and gas.
- Epigastric or flank pain: most common for body and tail tumors.
- Steatorrhea: excessive amounts of fats in stool.
- Difficulty digesting fatty foods.
- Gradual loss of more than 10 percent of body weight.
- Jaundice: yellowing of the skin and eyes due to biliary obstruction; 75 % of cases.
- Pruritis: itching of skin caused by biliary obstruction.
- Gastrointestinal bleeding: from tumors in head of pancreas.
- Bloating and flatulence.
- Swollen legs.
- Sudden attack of pancreatitis, an inflammation of the pancreas.
- Onset of diabetes mellitus: endocrine tumors of pancreas
- Weight loss.
- Unexplained fever and nausea.
- Hepatitis: inflammation of liver.
- Discomfort on right side of upper abdomen.
- A lump below the ribs on the right side.
- Pain around the right shoulder blade.
- Lack of apppetite.
- Abdominal swelling.
- Generalized abdominal pain.
- Bloated feeling.
- Jaundice: yellowing of the skin and eyes due to biliary obstruction.
- Ascites, accumulation of fluid in the abdomen.
Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancers
- A lump in upper right part of the abdomen.
- Weight loss.
- Upper abdominal discomfort.
- Abdominal pain and swelling.
- Dark-colored urine.