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This Pee Color Is Indicative Of Pancreatic Cancer

As one of the most common cancers especially in the U,K., pancreatic cancer currently has no cure. As such, knowing how to spot its early warning symptoms is vital since it can determine whether you’ll have a higher chance of surviving it or not. And what to look out for in its early stages is pain in the back or stomach area as well as a certain color of pee.

Early Sign

Accounting for around 3 percent of all cancers in the United States, pancreatic cancer happens when uncontrolled cell growth begins in a part of our pancreas. From there, tumors usually develop, leading to interference in the way our pancreas is supposed to work.

And while it can be hard to manage (like most types of cancer), learning to look for its early warning signs can increase your chances of surviving it. Early symptoms include pain the stomach or back area, and while they come and go, is often worse whenever we just ate or when we’re lying down.

Per the NHS, however, having orange pee is also a big indicator that you have pancreatic cancer in its early stages.

Orange pee can easily be a symptom of jaundice, which is a condition that results in the yellowing of the whites in our eyes and skin in general. However, other sources state the jaundice can also result to pale-colored feces, as well as itchy skin.

“But in the last few months, you may get jaundice if your liver isn’t working properly, or if your bile duct becomes blocked, stopping the bile draining,” Pancreatic Cancer U.K. stated, saying the jaundice can be a symptom of early pancreatic cancer.

“Bile is a fluid produced by the liver to help digestion. The bile duct carries bile from the liver to the duodenum. If you have already had a tube called a biliary stent put into your bile duct to treat jaundice, the cancer may have grown to block the stent, causing the jaundice to come back,” the organization added.

Pancreatic cancer is commonly caused by smoking, alcohol, being overweight and previous cancer.

pancreatic cancer cells A study finds cancer patients who underwent a tumor biopsy had longer survival rates than those who did not; however, past studies suggest biopsies may not be entirely safe. Ed Uthman, Flickr

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