Pancreatic Cancer Warrior
It is with great sadness that I say this, our pancreatic warrior, our cancer dancer Deanna Hall Wheeler lost her battle with cancer October 30th. I have many fond memories of my childhood friend as many of you do as well. Pray for her family and our community as we struggle to deal with the loss of such an inspirational person.
I am sure that the family still has numerous expenses. Therefore I am once again sharing the link to Deanna’s Go Fund me page. Deanna Hall Wheeler Cancer Dancer. She will be greatly missed as she was an amazing person that helped everyone. Charlestown won’t be the same.
Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms
According to Web MD
Initially, pancreatic cancer tends to be silent and painless as it grows. By the time it’s large enough to cause symptoms, pancreatic cancer has generally grown outside the pancreas. Because of the location of the pancreas in the body, symptoms include:
- Jaundice. As pancreatic cancer blocks the duct that releases bile into the intestine (common bile duct), the ingredients of bile build up in the blood. This turns the skin and the eyes yellow, a condition called jaundice. The same blockage causes dark urine, light colored stools, and itching.
- Abdominal pain. Pancreatic cancer can cause a dull ache in the upper abdomen radiating to the back. The pain may come and go.
- Back pain.
- Bloating. Some people with pancreatic cancer have a sense of early fullness with meals (satiety) or an uncomfortable swelling in the abdomen.
In general, symptoms appear earlier from cancers in the head of the pancreas, compared to those in the body and tail. Keep in mind that having any or all of these symptoms doesn’t mean a person has pancreatic cancer. There are many other causes for these types of symptoms.
For more information on Pancreatic Cancer please Visit Web MD and see your doctor regularly. Who knows the life you save may be your own.
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