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    Are nodules in the pancreas cancerous?

I have a history of ulcers that were treated with antibiotics last year, this year I had 3 hernais pop up, now a pancreatic nodule was found in an ultrasound, i go for a CT scan tomrrow. Are all nodules in the pancreas cancerous? are the ulcers and hernias a secondary condition because of this pancreatic nodule?
Thu, 5 Jun 2014
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Since your ultrasound is showing pancreatic nodule i would suggest u do biopsy from nodule to see whether it is malignant or not.
Blood test for Ca 19.9 will also help.
CT scan of whole abdomen also needs to be done.
Hernias and ulcers are not related to pancreatic nodule

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Dr DE
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