According to Pancreatic Cancer UK, three-quarters of people with pancreatic cancer will die within a year of diagnosis.
This makes it the most deadly common cancer in the United Kingdom.
Pancreatic cancer is difficult to treat and is often not detected while the cancer is quite advanced.
If the tumor is large or spreads to other parts of the body, treatment will be more difficult.
It is therefore vital to know what symptoms to look out for, so that you can get the necessary treatment as soon as possible.
However, symptoms are often not obvious in early stages of the disease, and they can be replaced for other problems.
"Pancreatic cancer can be difficult to diagnose because symptoms can look quite generic or can be replaced by other diseases or conditions," said Jeni Jones, a special nurse in pancreatic cancer UK.
So, what are the symptoms of pancreatic cancer?
The usual symptoms of the disease, according to Pancreatic Cancer UK, include stomach and back pain, unexplained weight loss and poor piercing.
Other symptoms include loss of appetite, changes in the intestines, jaundice, food-borne problems, nausea and vomiting, and difficulty swallowing.
Changes in bowel habits can include a pale, stinking poo that can float, diarrhea and closed.
Feeding problems can include the feeling of full speed when eating, bending, winding or a lot of wind.
Recently diagnosed diabetes can also be a sign of a pancreatic problem that is basically.
Symptoms can be quite vague and they can go and start. If you experience any of these symptoms, they can be a sign of something else like IBS, but it is advisable to check them for each case.
"These symptoms do not necessarily mean you have pancreatic cancer, but you have to confirm them," Jones said.
"If you develop a jaundice (yellow skin and eyes, itchy skin, pale poo and darker urine), you immediately go to your GP or A & E".
"If you have any other symptoms and last for four weeks or more, talk to your doctor."
"The earlier people are being diagnosed as they can be treated earlier, which can increase their chances of being qualified for a potential life-saving operation."
In November, Pancreatic Cancer UK launched a campaign for the Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, to diagnose the disease every day for 20 days before the cancer spreads.
"Pancreatic can not wait," said a humanitarian organization.