A 41-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.
1 doctor answer
Dr. John Valente answered
33 years experience in General Surgery
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.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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