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Worried about having pancreatic cancer

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Pancreatic cancer: As soon as the diagnosis is made! Once diagnosis is made appropriate treatment will be done over time and hopefully all will be OK. Once OK, regular c ... Read More

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Why worry at 23 ?: If want to worry of getting pancreatic cancer , wait for 3 or more decades , mean while be happy ,have nice life style no smoking no drinking of alcoh ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
No evidence: That pancreatic cancer is hereditary. But it is a difficult one to find early, and if you develop it a difficult one to treat. There is no recommend ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Greller
22 years experience Emergency Medicine
Why was it tested?: That's the most important question to ask. The context in which the lab was drawn will inform how it is interpreted. Lots of things can raise your lip ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Highly unlikely: You are correct that floating stool can be a sign of pancreatic cancer but I would estimate that at least 99% of those with floating stool do not have ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: If no cancer is found on the scan, one can work with his GI specialist if symptoms continue, to see what follow-up care is needed. One can only worry ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Hereditary sometimes: Pancreatic cancer runs in some families. Relatives of patients with pancreas cancer have an increased risk for developing pancreas cancer themselves. ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Cancer unlikely: If you are gaining weight pancreatic cancer is unlikely. Your elevated ALT is more likely due to fatty change in the liver. Do not use acetaminophen o ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
You should be!: Pay attention to your lousy diet and lose weight. Your risk is great for I of many diseases, not just pancreatic cancer
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Miller
40 years experience Pathology
Usually: Pancreatic cancer is usually an aggressive malignancy with a fairly rapid course, even with therapy; with no therapy it is expected to progress quickl ... Read More
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