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Doctor insights on: Stage Four Lung Cancer Causes Chronic Pancreatitis

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Does chronic pancreatitis lead to pancreatic cancer?

Does chronic pancreatitis lead to pancreatic cancer?

Usually not: Chronic pancreatitis by itself is a serious illness with a 50% mortality rate over 20-25 years. People with garden variety chronic pancreatitis do not have an appreciable increase in incidence of pancreatic cancer; however, the small number of people with hereditary pancreatitis have a 40% life time risk of cancer of pancreas. ...Read more

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Pancreatic cancer symptoms MRI showed chronic pancreatitis, heart disease and fat liver, what is the chance that they might find a cancer there too?

Pancreatic cancer symptoms MRI showed chronic pancreatitis, heart disease and fat liver, what is the chance that they might find a cancer there too?

Plan to live: Chronic pancreatitis only has a slight tendency to produce cancer especially if it's hereditary, and if it was not seen on imaging, it's very unlikely to be there and you should plan to live. If you are not a longtime heavy drinker, then we need to seek the cause of your liver, heart and pancreatic disease. It may be that a healthier future awaits you with aerobic fitness as the key. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can Chronic Pancreatitis cause stomach ulcers?

Can Chronic Pancreatitis cause stomach ulcers?

Chronic pancreatitis: Interesting question. Chronic pancreatitis per se does not cause gastric ulcers, but the level of physiologic stress caused by the disease can certainly be a causative factor. Judging by your history of chronic pancreatitis, abdominal pain and diarrhea you should be on some form of gastric acid blocker such as Omeprazole and also pancreatic enzyme supplements. ...Read more

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What is proactive treatment for Chronic Pancreatitis? Non Alcohol related/ blunt force trauma is the cause. ER visits are unpleasant and judgmental.

What is proactive treatment for Chronic Pancreatitis? Non Alcohol related/ blunt force trauma is the cause. ER visits are unpleasant and judgmental.

Pancreatitis: Can be tough to deal with. I agree the ER is a very busy and not always pleasant place. There are many strategies but pancreatitis can be tough to deal with. Only use your pain medication when necessary as you build tolerance to it. Try eating small meals that are low in fat. Enzyme supplementation also helps. Lastly, nerve blocks, surgery and duct decompression are possible options. ...Read more

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I am hospitalized with mild chronic pancreatitis. Why am I having dizzy spells and tied where I feel about to faint? Will Toradol cause fainting spels

I am hospitalized with mild chronic pancreatitis. Why am I having dizzy spells and tied where I feel about to faint? Will Toradol cause fainting spels

You may: have a low albumin..a protein which allows blood vessels to retain the correct VOLUME of blood to pump to your head/brain. This may be due to malabsorbtion secondary to your pancreas problem! Toradol by itself is unlikely to do this! Suggest you consult with a cardiologist if your PCP (Primary Care Provider) is puzzled by your problem! A "Tilt Table Test" might be useful! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Can chronic pancreatitis cause rectal fistulas?

Can chronic pancreatitis cause rectal fistulas?

Perhaps: If one had significant pancreatic insufficiency and that they had chronic diarrhea, then perhaps one could develop rectal fistulas in the right scenario. This would be rare and an exception. Otherwise, the pancreas is far from the rectum and cannot be associated with this condition. I would defer to my GI and colo-rectal and general surgery colleagues for their opinions. ...Read more

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Chronic pancreatitis what part of CP causes my belly to swell up only after eating small quantities of food?

Chronic pancreatitis what part of CP causes my belly to swell up only after eating small quantities of food?

Check with G.I. Dr.: One can check with the G.I. Doctor to see if there is some delayed stomach emptying, either related or not, to the pancreatitis. If the digestive process is slowed, whether or not related to the decrease in digestive enzymes or maybe a gallbladder/bile issue, the stomach may feel bigger for a while after meals. ...Read more

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Chronic pancreatitis, 5 yr. Healthy food (salad, beans) painful. Juicing okay? Focus on wght loss & good A1c (5.7). No alch, no gallst, ERCP cause

Chronic pancreatitis, 5 yr. Healthy food (salad, beans) painful. Juicing okay? Focus on wght loss & good A1c (5.7).  No alch, no gallst, ERCP cause

Juicing ok, but...: Juicing was a mainstay of nutrition for me when I was recovering from pancreatitis. Anytime my pancreas flares is, I return to it. Unfortunately, there's not a lot that can be done with pancreatitis other than resting the organ. Be sure to get protein also through small amount of lowfat foods such as beans or tofu or a whey protein drink or shake. ...Read more

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I have chronic pancreatitis, and no matter what i eat it causes extreme pain. And suggestions?

I have chronic pancreatitis, and no matter what i eat it causes extreme pain. And suggestions?

Pancreatic enzymes: Your doctors can try you on a course of pancreatic enzymes with your meals. Unfortunately the pain of CP can be very vexing to treat and may need referral to a GI specialist. ...Read more

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Can acute or chronic pancreatitis cause secondary lactose intolerance?

Can acute or chronic pancreatitis cause secondary lactose intolerance?

No: Lactase, the enzyme missing from lactose intolerant people, is normally made and present in the absorptive cells lining the inside of the intestine.The pancreas makes enzymes that are transported to and added to the stuff you are digesting.About a 4th of adults are lactose intolerant. ...Read more

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Can vancomycin cause your pancreas to flare in a patient who has chronic pancreatitis?

Can vancomycin cause your pancreas to flare in a patient who has chronic pancreatitis?

Vancomycin : Hello and welcome to HealthTap :) Based upon my literature review and personal experience it should not cause a flare up of chronic Pancreatitis. I hope I have answered your question. Thank you ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Chronic Pancreatitis (Definition)

Usually is described as a calcific pancreas in a patient w multiple prior acute episodes, pancreatic insufficiency, and frequently a history of alcoholism.. Pain is ...Read more