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Pancreatic cancer: As soon as the diagnosis is made! Once diagnosis is made appropriate treatment will be done over time and hopefully all will be OK. Once OK, regular check ups with your doctors are in order. Wishing you well! ...Read more
Cancer of the pancreas are fast growing abnormal cells. These can be adenocarcinoma that can grow quickly, difficult to diagnose at an early stage & only sometimes can be removed with surgery. Endocrine cancers tend to be slower growing & may produce hormones & are surgically removed. Cystic cancers also may have better success with surgery. All of these can be difficult ...Read more
This is not good...: Pancreas cancer is very difficult cancer to treat, mostly because when found, it has already spread to many other areas -- adjacent organs, lymph nodes, liver, lungs, or brain. That makes "early" treatment impossible. Fortunately new medications that can kill pancreas cancer cells (depending on the kind that one has) have helped many people live longer & better, but it is still a bad cancer. ...Read more
Whipple most common: Surgery is most often performed for lesions of the head of the pancreas, the pancreatoduodenectomy or Whipple. When dx made by transduodenal biopsy of lesion seen on scan, the lesion has to be well localized, without any spread, even to lymph nodes and can not involve the superior mesenteric vein which passes under the neck to form portal vein. Only 10% of patients diagnosed can have surgery. ...Read more
This year I was diagnosed with chronic pancreatus. Take creon, helps great. Now, I am type 1 diabetic. Should I worry about pancreatic cancer?
Hi doctor i recently had mri with and without contrast and mrcp and the results cameback normal should i still worry about pancreatic cancer?
The teenager has stools that often float and otherwise tend to be lighter colored, sometimes soft and yellowish. OK to worry about pancreatic cancer?
27 m ab pain worried about pancreatic cancer had CT no contrast came back "unremarkable" family history of pan. cancer normal amy and lip concerned?
No Ca: While pancreatic cancer is becoming more common, the disease takes 15-20 yrs to progress from an intraductal lesion to invasive Ca that could be detected on a scan. If there is a reason as you get older to think there could be a disease in progress, an ERCP with duct brushings to look at pancreatic cells is the only way to make an early diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Worried about pancreatic cancer.Ct scan normal, blood and stool & us normal.Symptoms started almost a yr ago.If it was cancer, would i be worse by now?
Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more
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