• Found 1 cm mass on pancreas, near duct.

    Asked by lucky1571 on Monday, July 14, 2014

    Found 1 cm mass on pancreas, near duct.

    I have been suffering with burning pain at in pancreas, radiating to back. Thinking it was bile reflux. Pain gets worse with eating. Had an mri, was good. Had endo Ultrasound, forum 1 cm mass on pancreas near duct, waiting on biopsy results. This maybe why I keep getting all this pain when eating. Endo didn't show acid or bile reflux, just esophagitis. Anyone have proton therapy to treat pancreatic tumor? Still waiting for results, just checking out treatment options if needed. Need prayers to keep fighting and hopefully, get pain relief. Thanks

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    • deSmile's Avatar
      deSmile

      luck1571,

      While waiting for my biopsy results from my local GI doctor I contacted a leading pancreatic center, "just in case" to get their opinion. They preferred not to wait and to do their own testing and offered me a one day evaluation. I visited them the following day, had a CT scan which was positive for cancer, and a treatment plan was immediately put into place. I had surgery 48 hours later. Any mass on the pancreas is not good news and it should be removed. I suggest you get a second opinion and not wait as some cancers, like mine, are very aggressive. With PC you need to be your own best advocate, take the initiative. Good luck.

      about 7 years ago
    • Russ' Avatar
      Russ

      Hi Lucky1571, I am so sorry that you are still suffering so much, and there is nothing I can do for you or recommend. I will continue to pray for your comfort, and to ease your pain. Please let us know the results of your biopsy, and perhaps treatments to hopefully ease your pain. My best to Lucky1571...Russ

      about 7 years ago
    • Rick1970's Avatar
      Rick1970

      Hello Lucky,
      If you haven't already done so, please request that your oncologist order a PET/CT scan of your full torsal when it's time for your next CT scan. My wife has a full torsal PET/CT scan after every 5-6 chemo cycles or 2.5 to 3 months. The resulting PET/CT images that her oncologist has shown us (slice by axial slice) have been very enlightening regarding the status of her cancer. Best wishes and prayers for better tomorrows. Rick

      Example PET/CT Scan & Scanner Images: https://www.google.com/search?q=pet+ct+scanner&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=HNbFU7qpAsWgyAT39oL4Dg&sqi=2&ved=0CDwQsAQ&biw=840&bih=637#q=pet+ct+scans&tbm=isch

      about 7 years ago

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