When should someone be worried about pancreatic cancer?

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!

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Worried about pancreatic cancer since my grandfather had it?

No evidence. That pancreatic cancer is hereditary. But it is a difficult one to find early, and if you develop it a difficult one to treat. There is no recommended screening tests for early detection of this type of deadly cancer. Read more...

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?

No. Pancreatic cancer is rare and often asymptomatic until it has advanced significantly. Symptoms are vague and nonspecific unfortunately. It is unlikely you have it. Read more...
Yes. Frankly, if you had untreated pancreatic cancer for over a year, you probably would be dead. Read more...
You would be dead! Survival for pancreatic cancer is about a year, even with treatment. With a normal ct scan-it should not be a worry, unless one developed since then. My sister-in-law survived pancreatic ca, because it was inadvertently disovered on a ct done for other reasons. It is asymptomatic early, until it metastisizes . Read more...
Isn't cancer. Yes, pancreatic cancer would have progressed by now. But what worries me more is that you are still concerned bout this after all those tests and work-up were normal. Seems like there is something more under it all that is bothering you. Might be best to talk to a professional about your fears and anxieties before they overtake your lifestyle. Read more...
Why this worry? I don't have enough info from you to know why pancreatic cancer is your specific worry. If you have troublesome symptoms, no matter what the cause, you want either relief or at least an answer you can live with without worry if possible. Read more...
Worry. It seems that worry is the big culprit for you. If your tests do not indicate cancer, then in all probability you're fine. But you should get regular tests to ease your mind. Then you're doing the best you can do, and settling worry is also important to your health. Too much worry can impair your immune system, so practice dropping worries and see a supportive therapist. Read more...

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 more...
Not necessarily. your age is wrong for pancreatic cancer. ct scan which is normal cxan be reassuring. there are numerous causes for abdominal pain that are not cancer related. do you have any other symptoms? like nausea, vomiting, intolerance to fatty foods? a good annual physical should clear up your situation. Read more...

27 male worried about Pancreatic cancer, upper ab discomfort under left ribs, upper/mid back pain, indigestion. Should I be worried? What are chances?

Wait to worry. Pancreatic Cancer typically affects people over the age of 50 years, so it is unlikely to be a cause of your symptoms at your age.. Your symptoms may be all due to Acid reflux causing indigestion. You should try taking antacids of one kind or another. You may use one of: Maalox, Zantac, Pepecid or prilosec and try it for one week. if the symptoms go away, then the likely cause is Acid reflux(GERD) Read more...