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A 34-year-old male asked:

Eus findings: 5 cm tumor in head of pancreas. what could it be? should i be worried? what is likelihood it is malignant?

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Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
?: Did they get a biopsy? It can be many things but malignancy is always a possibility. Did they perform a ct scan with per a pancreatic protocol? That would be the next step. Hope this helps.
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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
It can be cancer: You need to tell us the complete story. What has your doctor told you about this mass? It looks like you have had a biopsy done already. That should provide an answer. What did the biopsy reveal? If it was not successful, repeat ctscan in 2 months or repeat biopsy are the only two ways to find out what this tumor could be? Benign or malignant(neuroendocrine tumor or adenocarcinoma of pancreas?
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