People with pancreatic cancer often lose weight unexpectedly and notice changes in appetite and typical eating patterns. The individual may feel abnormally full, even after eating small amounts, which can lead him to eat less than normal. Pancreatic cancer can affect the ability of the pancreas to produce digestive enzymes that help digest food, especially those high in fat. As a result, the body can't digest food properly and is unable to absorb all of the nutrients. Over time, this can result in significant weight loss.
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