A 49-year-old member asked:
can a gi doctor detect cancer in your pancreas while doing a scope for something else?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
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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A 31-year-old member asked:
Is it safe to take pancreatic enzymes while pregnant or breastfeeding?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
Yes: Pancreatic enzymes are natural chemicals that help break down fats, proteins, and carbohydrates, and are available in prescription and non-prescription forms. Since the non-prescription forms are usually purchased "otc, " they are not regulated by the fda and quality can vary among manufacturers. All in all, however, they are considered safe in pregnancy and nursing.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
How soon can I get pregnant after breast cancer?
3 doctor answers • 35 doctors weighed in
A Verified Doctoranswered
Need more info: You need to consult with your oncologist and obstetrician. It depends on your stage of breast cancer and how well you have responded to treatment.
6.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 32-year-old member asked:
Does natural progesterone prevent breast cancer?
3 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sanford Rosenberganswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 49 years experience
No: There is no evidence Progesterone of any type prevents breast cancer, "natural" Progesterone or not.
If a woman has menses that only occur a few times a year, six or four or fewer, however, Progesterone or progesterone-like compounds can very definitely prevent endometrial hyperplasia (which can lead to uterine cancer), and should be used regularly to oppose continuous estrogen stimulation.
6.4k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 48-year-old member asked:
Can plastic surgeons remove skin from noses for a small are of skin cancer?
3 doctor answers • 13 doctors weighed in
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
5.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 36-year-old member asked:
What happened at komen foundation for breast cancer screening?
2 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 56 years experience
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.
5.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
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