“The pain is worse when you lie down and is better if you sit forward. It can be worse after a meal.”
Occasionally, the disease causes people to itch all over their body, according to Harvard Health.
Around 70 percent of pancreatic cancers originate in the head of the pancreas, which is the bulbous end of the gland.
Tumours located here can block the common bile duct, which drains the gallbladder and liver, causing the waste product to back up and enter the bloodstream.