Table 1: Symptoms preceding the diagnosis of PC.

Symptoms leading to investigationPresent in number of patients (%)Average length prior PC diagnosisShortest and longest interval

Weight loss75 (41.2%)3.1 month1 week–1 year
Painless icterus50 (27.5%)1.5 week2 days–2 month
Back or abdominal pain44 (24.2%)2.2 month1 week–1 year
Dyspepsia, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting41 (22.5%)2.6 month1 week–1 year
Ascites14 (7.7%)2.3 week1 week–1 month