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46 Year old dad with pancreatic cyst

Postby rharrison1971 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:56 pm

So today I went to see the consultant with my mri which showed a cyst on my pancreas. He has agreed that it should be evaluated ASAP using EUS and a decision will me made on what to do after that. I have to say I’m not holding out much hope at the moment as I’ve had progressive upper right abdominal pain for the past 5 months and it’s been a battle to get my GP to take me seriously. So anyway in the next few days I’ll find out if I’m in the club or not. I’ve already put myself in but I guess should be careful doing that till the diagnosis is in. I’m hoping there’s no mestastacies and with a bit of luck a chance of some solution. Any how thought I’d chuck that out to you all and see how things go...


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Re: 46 Year old dad with pancreatic cyst

Postby sandraW » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:10 am

Hi Robert, I am sorry you have had to join us here but lets hope you don't have to "join the club" after all, and your cyst just behaves itself Its all so bloody scary isn't it.
Please give our nurses a ring I am sure they will be able to give you advise about whats happening, they are really lovely and very approachable.
I will keep my fingers crossed for you, please let us know how you are doing, take care sandrax xx

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Re: 46 Year old dad with pancreatic cyst

Postby PCUK Nurse Jeni » Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:52 pm

Hello Robert,

This sounds like a sensible next step, and during the EUS, they will take a biopsy or some tissue or fluid in order to determine what the make up of the cyst is.

Its difficult when you are in the process of investigation, of course, but it would be wise to wait and see what the results are before making an assumption. I think I explained in my email cysts can cause issues in and of themselves, but this doesn't necessarily equate to the cyst being malignant - benign cysts can also cause issues depending on their location.

So, wait and see what the results say - the main thing is that you are having these investigations.

Hopefully, you will have some answers soon.

Kind regards,


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