Five early warning signs of pancreatic cancer revealed after shock diagnosis of Countryfile star Adam Henson's wife Charlie

Trending 4 months ago

Countryfile's Adam Henson admitted he and his woman Charlie 'cried a lot' during their wedding aft they rushed to get joined aft her cancer diagnosis.

The TV presenter, 57, said it felt for illustration he was 'hit pinch a sledgehammer' erstwhile Charlie, his partner of 28 years, was told she had nan illness successful 2021. 

The couple, who had a narration successful sixth shape earlier officially getting together successful their twenties, walked down nan aisle soon aft nan test arsenic getting joined 'was abruptly really important', said Charlie, a location head successful nan TV industry.

Charlie, who is 1 of nan astir 10,500 Britons diagnosed pinch nan slayer illness each year, is now in 'ongoing recovery' and has scans each six months pursuing room to region nan tumour.

Crippling diarrhoea and melodramatic weight loss were among nan symptoms she suffered earlier being diagnosed. Here, MailOnline shares nan informing signs of nan 'silent killer'.

Pancreatic crab has been dubbed a 'silent killer' owed to its subtle signs that are often only spotted excessively late

The Countryfile star, 57, has told really his wedding vows allowed him to 'cement' his emotions aft Charlie (pictured successful November 2019) was diagnosed pinch pancreatic cancer

Jaundice

Jaundice, nan yellowing of nan tegument and eyes, is 1 of nan astir communal early symptoms of pancreatic cancer.

It's caused by nan build-up of bilirubin, a yellowish-brown constituent made by nan liver. The liver releases bile, a fluid meant to assistance digestion, which contains bilirubin. 

In normal liver function, bile moves done ducts into nan intestine and helps to break down fats. 

However, erstwhile bile ducts go blocked, bilirubin builds up, turning nan tegument and eyes yellow. 

In pancreatic cancer, this tin hap owed to a tumour from nan neighbouring pancreas pressing down connected nan bile duct.

Jaundice only occurs successful immoderate early pancreatic crab patients owed to nan bile duct becoming blocked if nan tumour happens to turn connected a definite portion of nan organ. 

Other signs of jaundice see acheronian urine, light-coloured aliases greasy stools and itchy skin. 

The yellowing of nan tegument that occurs successful jaundice tin beryllium harder to spot for group pinch achromatic aliases brownish skin.

Stomach pain

Tumours that turn successful definite parts of nan pancreas tin property connected different organs and nerves successful nan body, causing symptom successful nan tummy area. 

Patients picture it arsenic a 'dull' symptom that feels for illustration it is 'boring into you' pinch it typically appearing astatine nan apical portion of nan tummy area. 

This symptom tin besides consequence if a tumour blocks nan digestive tract. 

Pain whitethorn travel and spell astatine first but will go much changeless arsenic nan illness progresses.

It tin consciousness worse erstwhile lying down aliases aft eating but whitethorn beryllium alleviated by sitting forward. 

However, it should beryllium noted that symptom is only a imaginable denotation of pancreatic cancer. Some patients, owed to nan precise location of their tumour, ne'er acquisition symptom astatine all. 

While nan endurance has improved for immoderate types of crab successful caller decades, specified arsenic for bosom and prostate, others, for illustration lung and pancreas, person improved astatine a snail's pace

10-year endurance rates for galore communal cancers person now reached supra nan 50 per cent mark. However, it remains astir 5 per cent for pancreatic cancer

Back pain 

Pain whitethorn besides dispersed from nan tummy to nan back. 

This symptom is mostly persistent and is astir often localised to nan mid-back, aliases conscionable beneath nan enarthrosis blades. 

Like tummy pain, if this denotation occurs astatine all, it tin dangle connected nan circumstantial location of tumour.

Some patients only person backmost symptom and not tummy pain, which is, again, linked to nan circumstantial style of their tumour and really it is pressing connected different tissues.  

Sudden weight loss

People pinch pancreatic crab tin suffer from unexplained weight loss.

This tin hap owed to problems pinch nan pancreas, which helps digest food, and/or from group losing appetite owed to different symptoms for illustration pain. 

Cancers tin sap power from nan assemblage arsenic tumours grow, which tin besides consequence successful weight loss. 

People pinch unexplained weight nonaccomplishment successful operation pinch different symptoms for illustration symptom aliases alteration successful bowel habits are advised to speak to their GP. 

Floating stools  

Unusual changes successful bowel movements could beryllium a motion of pancreatic cancer.

This tin return nan shape of either constipation aliases diarrhoea owed to nan wide upset to nan digestive process.

But a circumstantial motion tin beryllium floating, ray and oily poo. 

Medically called steatorrhoea, these are frequent, ample bowel movements that are ray coloured, smelly, float successful nan toilet bowl, and are difficult to flush away.

They are caused by fat that is usually absorbed by nan body, alternatively being undigested and ending up successful nan stool.

The pancreatic crab disrupts nan normal digestive process and limits nan amounts of pancreatic enzymes released successful nan intestines.

These enzymes thief digest food, and a deficiency of them leads to problems arsenic undigested nutrient passes quickly done nan digestive tract.