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best screening for pancreatic cancer

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No good tests: Unfortunatley there are no good, easy screening tests for pancreatic cancer. If you have a family history of the disease, your doctor may do ct or ul ... Read More

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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Hold up: There is little indication for screening for pancreatic cancer if you have no abdominal pain. If you do have pain you must see your primary doctor soo ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Reza Shirazi
19 years experience Radiation Oncology
Different for each: Unfortunately pancreatic cancer can be very painful. Each person responds differently and no one solution for everyone. Use of narcotics is usually th ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Sudilovsky
27 years experience Pathology
Imaging studies best: The tests you had are very sensitive for finding pancreatic masses. If they show only stones then that is the likely reason for pain. Pancreatic cance ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Colonoscopy: Colonoscopy is not only diagnostic but therapeutic and preventive.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
Pain relief and: supportive with comfort care (hospice)
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Tumor size & spread.: Stage i: the cancer is not touching the major blood vessels near the pancreas. Stage ii: the cancer extends beyond the pancreas, or the cancer has spr ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: It used to be ca 125 , a serum marker . Today there is another test more sensitive using ca125 in conjuction with another tumoral marker.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Shirazi
19 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes, saves lives: With all its imperfections, psa is still the best surrogate marker. There is next generation psa testing coming in the future. Screening alone, withou ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Colonoscopy: Colonoscopy is recommended to begin at age 50. Further recommendations are made depending on the findings of the first colonscopy.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Polyp detection and: Removal. Almost all colon cancers arise in polyps and colonoscopy is the best method for detection of polyps as well as colon cancers. Other methods ... Read More
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hernani Cualing
29 years experience Pathology
Kras braf tests are: Molecular testing of colon mets tissue for gene mutations of those two loci predict patients who will or will not respond to precision anti tumor (epi ... Read More
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Cautiously: It's useful as one tool among many to follow the course, but it isn't useful for making a de novo diagnosis.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Getting tissue: We may suspect cancer arising in, or spread to, the liver on history, physical, and/or imaging studies. The final diagnosis will almost always be mad ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
'scopes, X-rays, etc: A number of different screening tests are available for colon ca. They include colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, double-contrast barium enema, ct c ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Radiologic: The best screening procedure for breast cancer is breast palpation. To pick up the earliest lesions, mammography is the best procedure with improved ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Cancer: I don't think any doctor can predict who will or won't get pancreatic cancer. I presume a family member or close friend has this. I have never heard o ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Polyp detection and: Removal. Almost all colon cancers arise in polyps and colonoscopy is the best method for detection of polyps as well as colon cancers. Other methods ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
'scopes, X-rays, etc: A number of different screening tests are available for colon ca. They include colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, double-contrast barium enema, ct c ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
16 years experience Surgical Oncology
Mammogram: Mammograms are generally better at screening for breast cancer. Ultrasound is used more for a focus evaluation of an area of the breast that might be ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
'scope, X-ray, etc.: A number of different screening tests are available for colon ca. They include colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, double-contrast barium enema, ct ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Chemoradiation: It is a very good option for rectal cancer usually as primary or induction treatment followed by surgery. In colon cancer itself there are very few in ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: Several factors: 1) resectability 2) comorbidities of the patient 3) stage. So depends on the stage. If metastatic, surgery not indicated. If not m ... Read More
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