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Detached pancreas, weight loss, diagnosed as pancreatic cancer. Treatment options?

A close friend of mine just found out her pancreas is comming detatached, she is rapidly loosing weight. The dr s are taking their time to figure out what is wrong with her. They said she had pancreatic cancer at one visit then they did more test and said it wasnt. so my question would be is this a sign of pancreatic cancer, what stage would it be in and what are some treatments if any that could help her.
Asked On : Mon, 17 Sep 2012
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Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to Healthcare magic.Thank you for the query.
weight losing is one of the symptoms of pancreatic cancer . There is also pain in back and digestion difficultiea. Unfortunately most of pancreatic cancers are found in late stage when it is already spread so there is a danger that it could be in her case too. Imaging tests should reveal is it operable or inoperable. If not, then prognosis is very poor. If yes, then prognosis is unpredictable,but you can hope for best.
Wish you good health. Regards
Answered: Wed, 17 Jul 2013
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