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Ct scan last summer showed no pancreatic mass. 1 yr later is a mass. Tumor markers high. Biopsy showed scar tissue. Is it still pancreatic cancer?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Cancer

It is not pancreatic cancer unless and until to doctor and the pathology lab confirm you have pancreatic cancer. If that is the case curative treatment can be performed and you would need other meds.
Hope all goes well.

In brief: Cancer

It is not pancreatic cancer unless and until to doctor and the pathology lab confirm you have pancreatic cancer. If that is the case curative treatment can be performed and you would need other meds.
Hope all goes well.
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: May be

Biopsy may not have sampled the right area.
Not seeing tumor/cancer in the biopsy does not mean there is no cancer elsewhere in the body. However, not all masses are cancer. The issue is more complicated than can be addressed in this forum. You may wish to get a second opinion from a different GI doctor.

In brief: May be

Biopsy may not have sampled the right area.
Not seeing tumor/cancer in the biopsy does not mean there is no cancer elsewhere in the body. However, not all masses are cancer. The issue is more complicated than can be addressed in this forum. You may wish to get a second opinion from a different GI doctor.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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