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Location Of Back Pain In Pancreatic Cancer
You get tested: Hi. Fortunately, pancreatic cancer is rare...but not rare enough. A CT of your pancreas will determine the presence of pancreatic adenocarcinoma (we're not considering pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors in a case like this). But be aware that most Americans have back pain and fortunately, very, very few of them have it because of pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Get an abdominal CT if indicated. Good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Nerve root relief: Back pain associated with pancreatic cancer is due to compression by the tumor on the celiac plexus nerves that run along the spine. Leaning forward could theoretically cause pain relief by opening the disk spaces and relieving the tension off of the celiac plexus. Leanin forward will also allow the pancreas to fall forward, thus relieving pressure off of the nerves that transmit the pain. ...Read more
Help I think I've got pancreatic cancer, got really bad lower back pain , pain under the left rib that's going round to the back ?
I am terrified I have pancreatic cancer - mid epigastric burning every early morning (around 3-4am - it wakes me up). I also have mid back pain. 30 yr?
If a person had pancreatic cancer that is causing left side pain (under the rib cage) and back pain, should you be experiencing weight loss too?
Pancreatic Cancer: Unfortunately even in this era of tremendous advances in oncology field pancreatic cancer is still a gruesome diagnosis. The most common symptom is jaundice and pain is rather rare and can be associated with very advanced disease with significant weight loss. Pain is more often associated with pancreatitis and specific tests should be done to rule out inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
right abdomen pain and right back pain at times what symptoms would you have with pancreatic cancer? If pain was in this area? Feels tight all around
Unlikely: Pancreatic Cancer is rare under the age of 40, so I seriously doubt that you have this diagnosis. If your symptoms do not settle down with antacids like Zantac daily, then you should have a physician examine you and may also do a CT Scan of the abdomen which is the best way to check for any hidden tumor/growth or Cancer. ...Read more
Could my back pain be pancreatic cancer? 52 yo female, overweight; Pain in both shoulder blades & sore to the touch on latismus dorsi muscle. Some
Only one way: to find out: go see a healthcare provider who will examine you properly and tell you whether you need further tests to rule out pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer generally hurts A LOT and constantly, but it should not cause pain that can be elicited by touch on a muscle. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
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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