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A 34-year-old male asked:

If pancreatic cancer was indeed the cause of symptoms (urq disc & occ. floating stool) wouldn't it be advanced enough to show on ct or blood work?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Cancer phobia: Of course. It's human to be concerned about cancer because it is deadly if it cannot be treated, and there's so much misinformation. The "floating stools" of pancreatic cancer are obviously abnormal and are accompanied by obvious jaundice. If "urq disc" means discomfort in the right upper quadrant, look for another cause. If this baseless fear is obsessive, your physician can help. Cheers.
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Dr. Amy Deeken
Dr. Amy Deeken commented
Pathology 21 years experience
Chronic pancreatitis can have many of the same symptoms which is not a malignant condition. Follow up with your doctor for more information
Apr 21, 2013
Last updated Apr 23, 2013

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