What is liver disease? What is pancreatic cancer? What are liver tumors

How do I get treatment?

For further information and appointments please see the below contact numbers:

For Mr Rob Hutchins:

020 7234 2940

For the following Consultants:

020 7234 2730

Professor Nigel Heaton
Mr Parthi Srinivasan
Mr Andreas A. Prachalias
Dr Phil M. Harrison
Dr Michael Heneghan

Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis London

What are the symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer?

Dependent on the extent of the tumour and whether or not the tumour has spread to neighbouring organs, symptoms may be vague such as weight loss, poor appetite and abdominal discomfort.

Specific symptoms such as jaundice (yellowish discolouration of both the skin and eyes), pale coloured bowel motions and dark urine may be due to obstruction of the bile duct.

Obstruction of the pancreatic duct may cause severe and offensive diarrhoea. Involvement of the nerves around the pancreas may cause severe pain which often radiates through to the back. The spread of the tumour to other organs (known as metastasis) may cause fluid to accumulate in the abdominal cavity (known as ascites), severe weight loss and shortness of breath and pain.

In summary, the symptoms include:

  • Diarrhea with pale, greasy bulky stools
  • Obstructive jaundice i.e. yellow colour of the eyes and skin, itching of the skin, and passing dark urine
  • Recent-onset diabetes mellitus
  • Unexplained attack of pancreatitis
  • Weight loss with back pain