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can a gi doctor detect cancer in your pancreas while doing a scope for something else?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Usually not: In general, GI doc can not detect cancer of the pancreas by doing an endoscopy. You will need imaging study like ct scan dedicated to pancreas or MRI to visualize pancreas. Sometimes, however, if the pancreatic mass has invaded the upper part of the duodenum -an upper endoscopy can reveal the mass and biopsy of the mass can confirm the diagnosis.

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Can plastic surgeons remove skin from noses for a small are of skin cancer?

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What happened at komen foundation for breast cancer screening?

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They do great job: Susan komen gets breast ca in her thirties and dies in her thirties, due to lack of awareness, treatment choices is the genesis , over billion dollars were well spent, many lives were saved, . Due to cure support of planned parenthood, trapped in political controversy, major leaders resigned, great organisations will never die, and are needed to save more woman.

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