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Bloomingburg, New York
A 34-year-old male asked:

If symptoms were from pancreatic cancer. if untreated would'nt it progress rapidly in a year? ct and blood and stool tests normal but still worried.

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Valente
35 years experience
Yes, usually: Your symptoms are frequently seen upper GI problems in people with or without cancer. Yes, untreated pancreas cancer usually progresses to cause even greater problems over a year's time, including pain, weight loss or jaundice, often in folks in their 50's-70's. But, ongoing gastritis could be another problem worth treating, so don't ignore your symptoms just because its unlikely to be cancer.
Dr. Herbert Hoover
- Select Specialities - 52 years experience
Unlikely pancreas ca: Untreated pancreas cancer would often lead to death within one year. Also, except in the very early stage, a ct scan should show an untreated pancreatic cancer. I don't know your symptoms, but they are not likely due to pancreatic cancer.
Last updated Nov 8, 2020


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