Is Pancreatic Cancer Painful?

Q:
Is pancreatic cancer painful?

A:
Unfortunately, the answer is yes. A vague mid-abdominal pain is often one of the first symptoms of pancreatic cancer. Usually, over time, the pain may move or radiate to the back area and cause back pain. Patients of advanced pancreatic cancer may experience breakthrough pains.

Pain can have profound negative influence on the physical and psychological conditions of patients. Inadequate treatment of pain may lead to unnecessary anxiety and even depression.

The good news is that there are many pain-control methods patients can take. Patients can take strong pain mediacations such as opioids or to use a celiac plexus block.

Keywords: pancreatic cancer pain.

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