U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Wilmington, DE
A 30-year-old female asked:

Side branch ipmn. 3mm for 2 years. this size cause symptoms? is this definitely cancer? what should be done? dr only does f/u imaging. am i dying?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Leave it alone: Most of these little things in the pancreas are harmless. Just watch it. If it starts growing, it can be removed while it's still not a huge danger. Pancreatic surgery is grisly. Avoid it if you can.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Oct 5, 2020


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.