In which patients should a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer be considered?

Updated: Mar 07, 2019
  • Author: Tomislav Dragovich, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: N Joseph Espat, MD, MS, FACS  more...
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Pancreatic cancer is notoriously difficult to diagnose in its early stages, when it is a protean disease that can be difficult to distinguish from other, much more common disorders. For example, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) recommends that clinicians consider pancreatic cancer in patients with diabetes who have unusual symptoms such as continuous weight loss and abdominal problems. [2]


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