The ‘palpable’ sign under the ribs that could signal advanced pancreatic cancer

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The ‘palpable’ sign under the ribs that could signal advanced pancreatic cancer

These symptoms include a “perceived lump under the ribs, a pulsation under the ribs, and intermittent rectal bleeding".The report described the lump o

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These symptoms include a “perceived lump under the ribs, a pulsation under the ribs, and intermittent rectal bleeding”.

The report described the lump of pancreatic patients as being “palpable”.

It occurs in the rib region because the pancreas is located behind the stomach, where the rib meets the breastbone.

In a small number of pancreatic cancers, the disease is driven by islet cell cancers which trigger the overproduction of insulin.

According to the Pancreas Foundation, this may lead to lower blood sugar levels, causing chills, diarrhoea and muscle spasms.

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Source: | This article first appeared on Express.co.uk

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