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Is Gastric Problem A Symptom Of Pancreatic Cancer?

Hi, my name is XXXX. My 93 year old aunt was just diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. We are not able to see the surgeon until 11/19-her skin has turned very yellow in the last 2 weeks but not the whites of her eyes. She now has excessive gas that she never had before and does not complain of any pain at all. Is the gas a symptom of the cancer?
Tue, 4 Jun 2019
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Hi,

Based on the symptoms you have mentioned, the gas could be due to the advancing pancreatic cancer in her body, also the skin turning yellow is not a good sign. Kindly show to an oncologist (need not be a surgeon) at the earliest and get your evaluated mainly for the extent of the disease, her physical fitness in order to assess her ability to tolerate the treatment, based upon to decide regarding treatment options.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Jatin Bhatia, Radiation Oncologist
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Is Gastric Problem A Symptom Of Pancreatic Cancer?

Hi, Based on the symptoms you have mentioned, the gas could be due to the advancing pancreatic cancer in her body, also the skin turning yellow is not a good sign. Kindly show to an oncologist (need not be a surgeon) at the earliest and get your evaluated mainly for the extent of the disease, her physical fitness in order to assess her ability to tolerate the treatment, based upon to decide regarding treatment options. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Jatin Bhatia, Radiation Oncologist