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Do you know the median sojourn time for pancreatic cancer.

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Posted on Sun, 10 Mar 2019
Question: Do you know the median sojourn time for pancreatic cancer. I was normal by ct (with and w/o contrast of abdomen) 1 yr ago. I'm assuming a Panc C could pop up since then. I get occasional mid back pressure/pain that resolves. Thanks!
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Answered by Dr. Monish De (39 minutes later)
Brief Answer:

The median sojourn time for pancreatic cancer is around 1 year

Detailed Answer:

Hi

The median sojourn time for pancreatic cancer is around 1 year

Since you are getting back pain and your CT abdomen was normal 1 year ago i would advise you to do blood test for pancreatic tumour marker CA 19.9 to rule out pancreatic cancer

Regards


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Monish De (1 hour later)
Thanks so much!
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Follow up: Dr. Monish De (0 minute later)
Should I also get an US?
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Answered by Dr. Monish De (8 hours later)
Brief Answer:
PET CT scan is recommended

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Please do a PET CT scan instead of the US.

Regards


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Do you know the median sojourn time for pancreatic cancer.

Brief Answer: The median sojourn time for pancreatic cancer is around 1 year Detailed Answer: Hi The median sojourn time for pancreatic cancer is around 1 year Since you are getting back pain and your CT abdomen was normal 1 year ago i would advise you to do blood test for pancreatic tumour marker CA 19.9 to rule out pancreatic cancer Regards