A 19-year-old male asked:
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hi doctor can mri detect pancreatic cancer early?

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Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Yes: it's quite possible. I had a patient with abdominal pain who incidentally had a CT done, indicating a pancreatic mass, and follow up MRI confirmed the mass, prompting a further assessment with an endoscopic ultrasound and fine needle aspiration. So it's possible. But at 19, you're less likely to have pancreatic cancer.
Answered on Jul 22, 2015
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