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WonderGuy
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Is it possible to have pancreatic cancer after all the test said no?

Postby WonderGuy » Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:38 pm

Hi,

I am 21, No one had pancreatic cancer in my family, my grandmother died from stomach cancer only.

I have done CT scan, USG, a couple of times, Gastroscopy, Colonoscopy, many blood and urine tests which showed:

GASTRITIS CHRONICA.REFLUX BILIARIS, GASTRITIS CHRONICA SUPERFICIALIS on Gastroscopy, Nutcracker syndrome on CT scan, which has been proved later on Doppler USG. Blood tests showed high calcium level in blood 10.8, high amylase level in my pee 595, high carbamide level 54.6, and High glucose level 110.

I am suffering from back pain on the sides of my body, stomach pain under and above my naval, recently from diarrhea, fewer feeling, belching, fainting feeling, vomiting feeling.
It gets worse after I am eating oily stuff, so I avoid anything what's oily.
My poop was changing color from brown to light brown.
I was constipating for a month last year.
Now I am having very loose stools which some of those floats on the top, but it is easy to flash them.
Back pain is the worst I have this feeling like something pushing me there near to my spine.

Is it that possible that all the test could miss pancreatic cancer in early stage?

Marmalade

Re: Is it possible to have pancreatic cancer after all the test said no?

Postby Marmalade » Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:23 am

Hi Wonderguy,

Sadly we can't guess at a diagnosis because we are not qualified to do so.

It sounds like you have had a number of tests which indicate bouts of chronic gastritis. Presumably your doctor has suggested some diet and lifestyle changes that could help with this. Are you following a prescribed diet?

If you are not happy with the diagnosis or treatment then you should ask for a second opinion from a specialist and help with managing your symptoms. I think this might be a more positive approach than making yourself upset and anxious by surfing the web looking for life limiting conditions which fit your symptoms.

I hope you feel better soon and get the reassurance you need.

Marmalade

SadDanny
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Re: Is it possible to have pancreatic cancer after all the test said no?

Postby SadDanny » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:42 am

I have lost my father in law to pancreatic cancer 2 weeks ago. He just found out 6 months ago that he is on the last stage( 4) . Did you talk to you doctor about those symptoms? if not you should. I have been told even if you doing USG Scan when cancer is small in first stage it's hard to see, anyway I don't think you will get so many symptoms at the first stage. My father in law started complaining about pain only 6 months before he died. It's possible to miss cancer at the early stage. My advice is to do cancer markers. I did mine and max is 5.0 - I have 6.30, it's probably because I have infection in my body, but if number is higher then 10 you should consider cancer at early stage. This is cheap test, it's not perfect, but you have nothing to loose

PCUK Nurse Jeni
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Re: Is it possible to have pancreatic cancer after all the test said no?

Postby PCUK Nurse Jeni » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:26 am

Hello SadDanny,

On behalf of the nurses, I would like to extend our condolences to you and your family at the recent loss of your father in law. I am sure this is a difficult time for your family, and I hope that you are able to get some support from this forum.

Danny, I am not sure if you are in the UK, or elsewhere? Because here in the UK doctors would not routinely test for cancer markers - do you know which cancer markers you had tested? You give the values but not which actual test was carried out?

Thank you in advance,

Kind regards,

Jeni.

Jeni Jones
Pancreatic Cancer Specialist Nurse
Support Team
Pancreatic Cancer UK
email: nurse@pancreaticcancer.org.uk
support line: 0808 801 0707

PCUK Nurse Jeni
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Re: Is it possible to have pancreatic cancer after all the test said no?

Postby PCUK Nurse Jeni » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:27 am

Hello Wonderguy,

I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing health issues at the moment.

I will email you directly.

Kind regards,

Jeni.

Jeni Jones
Pancreatic Cancer Specialist Nurse
Support Team
Pancreatic Cancer UK
email: nurse@pancreaticcancer.org.uk
support line: 0808 801 0707