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does a ct scan show pancreatic cancer

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
CT scan is a good te: CT scan can pick up any lump or tumor of more than 2 cm when located in the abdomen.. In that regard it will pick up pancreatic Cancer if it is there. ... Read More

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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
38 years experience Pathology
PET in cancer: PET scans are used to detect areas of abnormally increased metabolism, while CT scans only detect areas of differing density or lucency to radiation. ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes it would: CT scan of the abdomen is a reliable to test to check for Cancer of the Pancreas. So you do not have to think too much about this as a source of your ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: In some cases a noncontrast ct scan can show pancreatic cancer,changes that could suggest pancreatic inflammation and liver diseases. However a negati ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chmielewski
29 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Endoscopic US: Has the highest sensitivity for detecting pancreatic masses. However, it's invasive and not readily available in some areas. There are specific ways t ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sridhar Shankar
Specializes in Radiology
Not necessarily: Most times MRCP is done without using intravenous contrast, and the study is primarily to look at the bile ducts and pancreatic duct. In such a situat ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Often: Very small tumors may be missed. Generally suspicious masses can be seen. Sometimes special versions can be helpful.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Panc. Ca grows slow: The investigation found that pancreatic cancer develops and spreads much more slowly than has been thought, when it first forms to when it kills spann ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Pancreatic cancer: Go to a good gastroenterologist and let him lead the workup. There are other things that can be done. Check the 'web for the latest info.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Odds are good: MRI with MRCP is quite sensitive and specific. There is limited head to head data regarding to the two techniques of MRI/MRCP and EUS - though MRI/MR ... Read More
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