Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
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Hi I'm Dr. Phil
Can I ask your first name?
Nice to meet you
Are they suspecting cancer?
they must be suspecting something bad to go as far as to take out the pancreas
Okay this is a huge operation
I agree that you should not have it done unless we are strongly suspecting cancer or a high probability of cancer
No, from a gastro doc
I highly doubt this will turn into cancer though
If it is just pancreas atrophy, that doesn't turn into cancer
Did doctors tell you it will be cancer because it never really does
absolutely it can be left
have a gastro doctor follow it with CAT scans over time
maybe a yearly CAT scan for a while to watch it
yes it is okay to watch it over time
Is this helpful Miranda?
No, not at all
The organ has other function like it secretes insulin and you could become diabetic
and it secretes digestive enzymes that may need to be taken orally but it won't turn into cancer
yes of course :)
I am an internist well trained in GI
So I think you are doing everything appropriate
watch the diabetes, watch the pancreatic enzymes and have periodic scans
you will be fine Miranda :)
yes you do :)
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thanks. good night