Survival rates for pancreatic cancer are low because of how subtle the signs are. READ MORE:Countryfile's Adam Henson admitted he and his wife Charlie 'cried a lot' during their wedding after they rushed to get married after her cancer diagnosis.
Charlie, who is one of the around 10,500 Britons diagnosed with the killer disease every year, is now in 'ongoing recovery' and has scans every six months following surgery to remove the tumour. The Countryfile star, 57, has told how his wedding vows allowed him to 'cement' his emotions after Charlie (pictured in November 2019) was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer
READ MORE: Countryfile's Adam Henson admits he and his wife Charlie 'cried a lot' at their wedding after her shock pancreatic cancer diagnosis Advertisement In pancreatic cancer, this can occur due to a tumour from the neighbouring pancreas pressing down on the bile duct. Patients describe it as a 'dull' pain that feels like it is 'boring into you' with it typically appearing at the top part of the tummy area.Pain may come and go at first but will become more constant as the disease progresses.However, it should be noted that pain is only a potential symptom of pancreatic cancer. Some patients, due to the precise location of their tumour, never experience pain at all.
Sudden weight loss READ MORE: How we're winning the war against cancer: Survival rates for deadliest forms of disease have DOUBLED since the 1970s - as doctors say it is no longer always a 'death sentence' Advertisement People with pancreatic cancer can suffer from unexplained weight loss.
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