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A lot of people present with jaundice or pain, by which time the PC is fairly advanced locally. My Dad complained of tiredness & saw a gastroenterolgist a year before his diagnosis. The GI determined he was anemic & did a full upper & lower GI series, finding nothing. I believe now that the lack of energy & anemia were related to the PC, but we assumed since all was well with the GI series, that cancer wasn't a problem. Had I known then what I know now, we would've insisted on further testing--an EUS or fine needle biopsy, etc. Although, the results from these can be inconclusive as well.
Even now, almost 2 months post diagnosis, Dad has no pain. We found about
the PC after his 2nd bout with jaundice.
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