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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?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 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.
Last updated Oct 5, 2020


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