This type of cancer affects older men more often, and in its early stages, a tumor in the pancreas usually causes no symptoms, which can make it difficult to diagnose.

And the National Health Authority in Britain revealed that one of the first local symptoms of pancreatic cancer is pain in the back or stomach area, which may come and go at first and is often worse when lying down or after eating.

The Pancreatic Cancer Center UK says that symptoms often start with general discomfort or pain in the abdominal area, which can spread to the back.

In addition to pain in the stomach or back area, losing a lot of weight without a specific cause can be a symptom of pancreatic cancer. As the center explained: “Because the pancreas plays an important role in the digestion of food, pancreatic cancer can affect this, causing weight loss.”

Pancreatic cancer can also cause jaundice, including yellowing of the skin and eyes and dark urine. This condition develops when a substance called “bilrubin” builds up in the blood.

According to the NHS, other possible symptoms of pancreatic cancer include:

feeling sick

• Changes in bowel movements (diarrhea or constipation).

• Fever and shivering.

• Indigestion.

• Blood clots.

The NHS said: “It is important to remember that these symptoms can be caused by many different conditions, and are usually not the result of cancer.”

You may also develop symptoms of diabetes if you have pancreatic cancer, because a tumor can stop your pancreas from producing insulin as usual.

– How to reduce risks

Experts don’t know what exactly causes pancreatic cancer, but some lifestyle factors may increase an individual’s risk of the fatal condition, so it is important to follow a healthy lifestyle to reduce the risk.

Health experts said that smoking is one of the main risk factors associated with pancreatic cancer, and this habit should be stopped to reduce the risk.

Losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight can reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer.