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A 45-year-old member asked:

why is it important to see a doctor if you have spots on your pancreas ?

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Cancer: Rule out pancreatic cancer (the earlier the diagnosis the better ), infection.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Not a medical term: Spots on the panaceas is not a medical term. If you had an imaging study, the radiologist should provide an indication of the diagnosis.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
"Spots": on the pancreas is unfortunately not specific medical terminology and doesn't really imply any particular diagnosis. If you have a CT, MR, or US imaging report that describes findings in the pancreas, what does it exactly say?

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Does anyone know who can treat a big pancreas stone?

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Can it be possible for you to live without a pancreas?

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I have a lump in my pancreas. Are they always bad?

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Cyst: No they are not always dangerous on occasion they are simple cysts but you do need to have it fully investigated

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