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Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is a condition where there are mutations of DNA in the cells of the pancreas. It does not exhibit any symptoms during the early stages and often becomes untreatable as it can be detected only during developed stages. There are different types of pancreatic cancer based on the site of occurrence, and they are known as pancreatic exocrine cancer, which is quite common, and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, which are comparatively rare.

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I have pain below my breasts. Is it due to pancreaticwome cancer?

Query: Hello doctor,I have pain under the rib on the right side just below the breast. I had gallbladder removal when I was 26 years old. I am now 32-year-old and when I place my hand below the right breast area and slide slightly to the right I have a burning type of weird pain on a specific spot. I do no...  Read Full »


Dr. Kulkarni Rahul Suresh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It seems that you have the answer hidden in the question you asked. First of all, do not worry about pancreatic cancer. It is highly unlikely that you, at this age would be suffering from the same. You need to refrain from alcohol and fatty, ...  Read Full »

I have back pain in the thorax region that hurts on breathing with no other symptoms. Could It be pancreatic cancer?

Query: Hello doctor,I have back pain in the thorax spine (L7-L8) when I round my back in inhale it hurts out to the right. There are no other symptoms but still afraid could it be pancreatic cancer.  Read Full »


Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. I have reviewed your case history and your concerns. Pancreatic cancer usually presents as painless jaundice (yellow discoloration of skin and eyes). It can present as recurrent upper abdominal pain, or episodes of pancr...  Read Full »

What is the prognosis for primary small cell carcinoma of the pancreas?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently I was diagnosed with small cell carcinoma of the pancreas. INSM1, CK Oscar, and Synaptophysin were stained positive. CD45 was negative. The pathology report does not include a grade or a Ki67 value. Is this normal? What are some possible differential diagnoses that this could ...  Read Full »


Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your apprehension and will definitely try to help you out. Primary small cell carcinoma of the pancreas is a rare malignancy with a poor prognosis which accounts for 1 to 1.4 percent of all pancreatic malignancies. INSM1 is a nuclear marker of neuroendoc...  Read Full »

My father’s WBC count is 11600. Could it be blood cancer?

Query: Hi doctor,My father has pancreatic cancer. Now he continues chemotherapy. His WBC blood count after the first chemotherapy was below 4000 per microliter. Now he has completed the second chemotherapy. His WBC result after the second chemotherapy is 11600 per microliter. Is it blood cancer?  Read Full »


Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. You have nothing to worry about as WBC (white blood cell) ranges between 4.5 to 11 thousand per microliter. So it is mildly raised, which can be due to a number of factors: 1. It may be because he received grow...  Read Full »

My mother feels exhausted, dizzy, and has indigestion. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My 40 year old mother is suffering from an unknown disease from the last three months. It may be chronic because she is not feeling well at all. She feels exhausted, dizzy and her digestion is poor. She looks very pale. Her USG report is attached herewith for your reference. Please sug...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The report is suggestive of very bad news. I suggest you sit down somewhere before you read the following. The report is suggestive of cancer of the pancreas. It is a very deadly dis...  Read Full »

What is the life expectancy for pancreatic adenocarcinoma?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother-in-law is 79 years old. She is in good health. However, five months back, she was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma of the pancreas. It was removed the next month. Unfortunately, her tumor markers went up within the next two months, and her CT scan showed that the cells had spre...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. Sorry to hear about your mother-in-law's condition. Pancreatic adenocarcinoma is the cause of one of the leading cancer-related deaths in the world. Unfortunately, it shows very aggressive progression, and only five percent have five-year ...  Read Full »

Does my CT scan show signs of pancreatic cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 73 years old, female. I have no diabetes, just controlled high blood pressure and cholesterol. I currently take tablet Lovastatin, Metoprolol, and multivitamins. I had a CT scan, and as an incidental finding, it showed fatty atrophy of the head and uncinate. I am worried about wha...  Read Full »


Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. I have reviewed your case history and the attached CT (computed tomography) scan report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The CT scan indicated nausea, vomiting, and some altered bowel habits. ...  Read Full »

Endoscopy shows GOO. Does it mean pancreatic cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an old patient who is my father aged 75 years old who is diabetic and having hypertension. He has pain in the stomach especially after eating and having serious weight loss. We decided to have an endoscopy last year and they found sliding hiatal hernia and we went for the ba...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I feel sorry to hear about your father. I can imagine it must be very tough time on you and other family memebers in this time. Well GOO stands for Gastric outlet obstruction. Yes, the common cause of it is pancreatic cancer, stomach cancer. The pylori is secondarily...  Read Full »

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