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jaundice in pancreatic cancer

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Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
While jaundice,: result of obstruction to bile ducts, is very common in pancreatic cancer, especially in more advanced disease, it is not always present. I would think ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not necessarily: Shoulder pain is not a usual symptom of pancreatic cancer. Jaundice due to pancreatic cancer depends on the location of the tumor in pancreas and the ... Read More
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A 88-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Don't give up: If it's a small tumor in the head of the pancreas, then you may still have a chance at a cure. There are high-risk super-aggressive surgeries that are ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Sorry to hear this: First off I wish your mother and family the best. Also, your best bet is to ask this very important question to her oncologist and/or covering doctor ... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Roman
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Prob not: Would work up malabsorption. Or other issues. Get full work up with your doctor
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rosenbluth
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
It is unclear: Hi kitten40047. The jaundice and elevated enzymes are concerning. It is reassuring to hear that the ct was negative. There may be other reasons for he ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Sadow
16 years experience Pathology
Yellow eyes: Yellow eyes are a feature of jaundice. It is a feature of bile duct outlet obstruction. This can occur for a number of reasons, among them a pancrea ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Easy to explain: Hepatitis causes hepatic jaundice by the cells being unable to process bilirubin. Hemolytic anemia produces prehepatic jaundice by making more bilirug ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends on location: Pancreas is a fish-shaped organ with its head tucked into the duodenum (c-shaped beginning of small intestine coming off stomach). If tumor blocks bi ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Treatment for : Pancreatic cancer is the same for other GI cancers: surgery when feasible, chemo, and radiation therapy. Unfortunately, pancreatic cancers are somet ... Read More
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