Enlarged gallbladder or liver
If the cancer blocks the bile duct, bile can build up in the gallbladder, causing it to enlarge. Sometimes a doctor can feel this enlargement during a physical exam (such as a large lump under the right side of the rib). It can also be seen in imaging studies.
Sometimes pancreatic cancer can also cause an increase in the size of the liver, especially if the cancer has spread there. The doctor may be able to figure this out by feeling the edge of the liver under the right rib, or the enlarged liver may be seen on imaging tests.
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