Pancreatitis risk factor pancreatic cancer

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Avatar n tn The risk for pancreatic cancer increases as one grows older reaching about a 40 fold increase in the risk at the age of 80. Is your father diabetic? The genetic bases for pancreatic cancer has been extensively studied. Some syndromes involving diabetes are implicated with pancreatic cancer.Is there any strong history of diabetes in the family? any history of pancreatitis in the family? Gallbaladder stones may cause pancreatitis. I hope I am able to shed some light.
Avatar n tn There will poor absorption of the nutrients resulting in weightloss and nutritional problems. It may cause diabetes mellitus. It is also a risk factor for pancreatic cancer though the risk is not 100%. ================================================================ The information provided is for patients’ education only and is not a medical advice. Always consult your personal physician for complete evaluation of your health problem. - Ratnakar Kini M.D.
Avatar n tn pancreatic cancer, risk factors Thanks for the info on pancreatic cancer. A doctor recently told me that it appears to be on the rise. My mother died of it at the age of 62. She would be 75 if she had lived. She gave up smoking in 1955 and did not drink but I think she did eat lots of fried foods and butter. My dad who is a heavy smoker and was a heavy drinker (which caused my mom to worry about him) is still alive at 76. Go figure! I've always heard no one knew what caused it.
Avatar n tn Also from alcohol. Being overweight is (according to below research) not a risk factor for pancreatic cancer. http://www.joplink.net/prev/200509/200509_00.
Avatar n tn I'm not sure why your doctor has ordered the CA 19-9, nor why he wants to have it repeated after three months (it's normal anyway). Chronic pancreatitis is a known risk factor for developing pancreatic cancer. But the presence of this condition still doesn't justify ordering CA 19-9 to screen for pancreatic cancer, particularly if the person does not present with any symptoms suggesting the existence of a pancreatic mass.
Avatar f tn After each procedure I also got pancreatitis. Because of this and a history of pancreatic cancer does this increase my chances of pancreatic cancer? Your thoughts on this would be greatly appreaciated.
Avatar m tn Chronic cervicitis and cervical cancer, ulcerative colitis and colorectal cancer, pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer, skin inflammation and skin cancer, esophagitis and esophageal cancer, and hepatitis and liver cancer are a few examples (Table 1). Table 1: Chronic inflammatory diseases and associated cancers.In the oral cavity, periodontitis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the structures around teeth associated with dental biofilm [19].
Avatar n tn He wants to hold off on that tests because of the possible side effect of pancreatitis and the fact that I am one of the people with the highest risk factor of developing pancreatitis from the test. The other tests are less invasive and he wants to rule out those conditions before moving forward. I have to say that I have been having attacks since March 2002 (9 months now) and I finally am seeing some light at the end of the tunnel as far as what may be wrong with me.
931217 tn?1283484935 [35,40] Most canine prostate cancers examined seem to lack receptors for male hormones, so it appears that unlike in humans these hormones are not responsible for the initiation or progression of prostatic cancers, but it is unclear whether castration is overall beneficial, neutral, or a risk factor for their development.[30,40] Prostate cancer is an aggressive cancer with a poor long-term prognosis.[30] Osteosarcoma is a bone tumor usually seen in large breed dogs.
Avatar n tn He said I was at the highest risk factor for having pancreatitis from the ERCP so if he can avoid doing the test he wants to. This doctor is supposed to be the leading specialist in small duct pancreatitis in this area so I'm trusting in him. He told me that there is still a possibility that I have idiopathic chronic pancreatitis and did some blood work today to find out what my trypsin (sp) levels were.
568322 tn?1370169040 LOWERS TREATMENT SUCCESS.....and increases fibrosis progression and the risk of liver cancer. Bottom line....being insulin resistant/diabetic, decreases your chances of SVR greatly. Many of you who have failed treatment, probably failed because of INSULIN RESISTANCE...the most important host factor in the prediction of treatment response....
Avatar f tn pain and pale stool (less bile excreted due to bile flow blockage) speak for gallstones. Increased cholesterol is a risk factor for gallstones. Pain after a fatty meal would support the diagnosis. Negative ultrasound does not exclude gallstones. HIDA scan quite often shows decreased gallbladder function despite negative ultrasound of gb. Long term drinking often causes fatty liver (enlarged, painfull liver). Liver enzymes would be increased.
Avatar n tn This is a collects of nerves near the takeoff of the celiac trunk overlying the aorta in the upper abdomen. This has traditionally been done to block pain from pancreatic cancer but the same nerves are responsible for sensation of the duodenum. This is highly specialized stuff that very few physicians practicing outside of a tertiary care center would be up on. I would hope that the docs at OHSU would be able to help.
Avatar f tn So that's why the approach is to just watch and wait, before considering a biopsy which in itself carries some risk. Pancreatitis, by the way, can cause vomiting.
Avatar f tn Hi. As a person with cirrhosis, first I went through all the stages of grief, including therapy that included "How to live when you are dieting" , but have not accepted this condition because I don';t want it. To that end, I began my research and found out that cannabis (yup, that evil weed) was used to treat cirrhosis, before the FDA and Rockefeller at al began the fabricated stories of the drug called marijuana.
233616 tn?1312790796 It stands for Insulin Growth Factor 1. this is an initial test, since Growth Hormone (GH) is almost impossible to measure (it is produced in such miute amounts for only minutes each day, and particularly each night.) but the IGF-1 is easy to measure, an inexpensive blood test, and it's level indicated if any GH had been prodiced in the last 24 hrs. If you have trouble sleeping or dreaming it's quite possible you are low on this hormone.
Avatar n tn As our body changes to handle the onslaught og the drugs, it taxes many parts of our mind and body. Don't live in denial of this just be aware it is a risk just as living with HCV is a risk. Just one man's thoughts.....
Avatar n tn The repeated Hida Scan showed that now my gallbladder's ejection factor(which is what they measure) went from 30% to 12%! It should be at 35%. Which is why the doc questioned whether or not it was gallbladder after the first scan. Well, it is and it is coming out!! So, what I am trying to say is keep on the doc about the pain. I DO NOT have gallstones. So, dont let them tell you because all these tests show NO stones that it is not your gallbladder. I am living proof it is.
280891 tn?1261016650 There is a genetic factor, and it is unclear if any environmental factors are contributers. I also think each autoimmune disease are all very different from each other and probably have different triggers. To answer your question if you should avoid glutens, I would say.... probably. I do not think it will reverse or cure your current AI issues..... but human beings were not designed to be eating grains and it's really not good for the body.
686769 tn?1236275731 Hi - I am not, yet, on Humira, but have weekly self injections of methotrexate (a chemo drug that was initially used for breast cancer) which is an immuno-suppressant, and these past 5 months, 8 weekly infusions in hospital of Remicade. Since starting methotrexate some 9 yrs ago I have had to have bi-weekly blood tests. Typically, they cover: Full Blood count, i.e.
Avatar m tn increased or painful urination; severe stomach pain (with or without vomiting); symptoms of thyroid cancer (eg, lump or swelling in the neck, trouble swallowing, shortness of breath, persistent hoarseness)
Avatar n tn I am freaking out because my dad passed away this past March due to a rare appendix cancer (pseudomixoma peritonei) that several MD's could not find, nor diagnose properly once they found it, another story in itself...so you know how the paranoia sets in. I don't have a lot of faith in MD's right now. Anyone out there have any input? Can the liver be screwed up for this long and still avoid being detected? Can inflamation be detected by ultrasound?
Avatar n tn The latter is due to fam history of early colon cancer. I had my scan and my GB is only working at 2%. The first part of the scan was not bad at all.But when I had to lay still and they injected more meds into me,I had an uncontrollable physical reaction. THought I was going to puke, my abdomen clinced up,and my knees involuntarily drew up. I thought I was dying. Im glad now that I know what the results are. The surgeon wanted to take it out the day I went to see him. It just was not possibe.
181575 tn?1250202386 Notes on "On-Treatment Management Strategies for Chronic Hepatitis B" Clinical Care Options, by Ira Jacobson. 1.
940391 tn?1255758976 Glad your nodules are ok - yes there a many many reasons other than cancer for nodules. And I had read somewhere if you took a bus load of people and did a CT Scan on them - lots would have lung nodules! But it doesn't ease the fear - I had a repeat CT yesterday - going to the doctor tomorrow for the results........... I haven't slept well since these darn nodules were discovered during a CT for other reasons. I hope all of us are ok and just have benign nodules........Hugs, Julie........
233616 tn?1312790796 com/viewarticle/589647 Metformin May Up Alzheimer's Protein if Used Alone Metformin Beta-Amyloid Effect Raises Alzheimer's Concerns Janis Kelly March 16, 2009 — Diabetes mellitus is associated with increased risk for Alzheimer's disease (AD), but a new study of metformin suggests that diabetes treatments might bear some of the blame.
Avatar n tn A couple of calls and speaking to the head vet, he promised to come down and collect our dog, This was at 12 O'clock, He was collected at 5PM, They said they thought it was advanced Pancreatic Cancer, On Thursay Moring at 7am, we got a call to say he survived the night but between the hours of 6am and 7am he had died. He suffered greatly waiting for the vet to collect him. Dry wretching and vomiting passing blood during the day.
Avatar n tn My son is 14 and has been experiencing this off an on for at least 3 years. Although its not only at night. It happened again this morning. He woke up, got dressed and the pain started. It comes in waves of sharp severe abdominal pains, he said he feels a buring sensation and that it feels like it goes up and down in his stomach area. He has not eaten the same things when episodes happen so assuming it is not a certain food that is causing it. It lasts about 6 or 7 hours and doubles him over.
Avatar n tn The dose of xanex was about as little of a dose you could be on. the whole seizure thing would only happen with much higher doses and also you said you were only on it for 2 months right? well 2 months is nothing and you should only have very minor withdrawals and they should subside quickly. I have a friend who was taking the 2.5mg pills 4x a day for 5 years believe it or not.