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Rib pain, back pain, high blood sugar level. Is this pancreatic cancer?

My mom has lost 60 pounds in 2 years. She hurts extremely bad under her ribs and back. She's also become weak. We just got her blood results back and her pacreatic count is off, thyroid is off, and her blood sugar is extremely high. She has had pancreatitis in the past but was hospitalized and get better. That was many years ago. She's had it 3 times. We find out more about bloodwork Friday and have scans on Monday. Does this sound like pancreatic cancer?
Asked On : Sun, 14 Apr 2013
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Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to HCM.
No.It sounds to me like pancreatitis cause by hyperglicemia. This isnt uncommon. Cancer isnt the first thing to think of. But further tests arenecessary, at least ultrasounds and lypase /amylase levels. Ct scan would be the best to rule out malignancy, but I dont think this is cancer. Blood sugar must be regulated in his age. It can cause serious complications. Wish you good health.
Answered: Sun, 14 Apr 2013
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