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Growth on pancreas. CT scan advised, unable to undergo MRI. Does this growth indicate malignancy?

Hi, I have a growth on my pancreas and the dr, has ordered a special CT scan to further diagnosis this. I am unable to have an MRI because of a neurostimulator implant and have two questions: 1) Will the CT Scan sufficiently show the growth for a proper diagnosis? 2) Are growths usually an indication of a malignancy? Thank you very much!
Asked On : Sat, 26 Jan 2013
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CT scan of the abdomen will show the location and extent of the Growth on the Pancreas.
Any growth ,any where in the body, can be confirmed as Cancer only by Histo pathological examination.
All the growths are not malignant.
Along with CT,you can go for Endoscopic Ultrasound which also guides the Needle for Biopsy.
Please consult your doctor and proceed.
Wish you good health
Answered: Sat, 26 Jan 2013
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