Cyst on Pancreas?

Posted by faithann64 @faithann64, Feb 25, 2021

So recently i had a CT Abdomen Pelvis w/ Contrast and they found a cystic structure to arise on the Pancreas . Said it could represent a serous/mucinous neoplasm. Anyone knows what that means ??? Thank You. ( 57 year old male.)

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@wisco50

Wow, how lucky you found out so early!

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Yes…blessed!

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I read all the post's on Pancreatic Cancer and treatments etc. Even though my cyst was found because of something else . I'm glad,,, don't get me wrong. Even though it might be nothing ? I'm just in the beginning stages of them figuring out what it is ?? But unfortunately it shouldn't be there at all. So my thinking is my journey is just getting started . I've had stomach problems for years , especially with acid reflux, gerd , diarrhea, vomiting , and other stomach issues over the years. I had hiatal hernia and the nissen wrap done almost 2 years ago with still have allot of problems. The only good thing that came out of it is no more heartburn !!! I feel like with all those years of dealing with those issues something is bound to show up. Hopefully this cyst on my pancreas is nothing and this journey ends, but something tells me it's just the beginning. My heart goes out to all of you that hasta to deal with this on a daily basis . God Bless you all. Male 56yrs.

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@wrolsen

In 2012 I was told I had a cyst on the head of my pancreas, biopsy showed it was non cancerous but still needed to have whipple surgery.
After the whipple was preformed the pathology report came back and showed it was pancreatic cancer, early detection is key. It's been a bumpy ride but it's been over 9 year and I'm still here enjoying life. I was 60 when first diagnosed.

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I'm ecstatic to hear of your progress facing PC. Everyday research is
giving us more answers and more quality of life.
Hang in there!

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@faithann64

As i posted below ,,, I'm not to happy with my Surgeon. He acted like it's no big deal ?? I'm in process finding a new family Doctor. Mine quit last week suddenly . Didn't hear why . Didn't even get heads up …

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Getting a second opinion is a great idea, @faithann64. I hope that your new family doctor can give you a referral. You definitely need to understand this finding and know what you are dealing with.
Will you keep posting and let us know how you are doing?

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@hopeful33250

Getting a second opinion is a great idea, @faithann64. I hope that your new family doctor can give you a referral. You definitely need to understand this finding and know what you are dealing with.
Will you keep posting and let us know how you are doing?

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Thank You, I will.

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Well I heard from my Gastrolologist nurse today. They ordered a MRI Protocol of the cyst on my Pancreas, Whatever that means. ( Because of the cyst that showed up on my CT Scan of the abdomen. ) Getting kind of nervous.

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@faithann64

Well I heard from my Gastrolologist nurse today. They ordered a MRI Protocol of the cyst on my Pancreas, Whatever that means. ( Because of the cyst that showed up on my CT Scan of the abdomen. ) Getting kind of nervous.

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Hello @faithann64,

This sounds like the appropriate next step in discovering more about this cyst. MRIs tend to give more info than CT scans do and don't use radiation. After your MRI results come back your doctor should be able to give you more information and decide on the next step.

I've had MRIs for my pancreatic cysts for several years now. So far, there have not been significant changes. I hope that your MRI works out well for you.

Has your MRI been scheduled yet?

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Yes. April 4, 2021. Easter Sunday .. They said that's the earliest they could get me in ??

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@faithann64

Yes. April 4, 2021. Easter Sunday .. They said that's the earliest they could get me in ??

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Yes, MRI machines run all the time. I've had MRIs on the weekend as well. While I'm sure you want to get past this part of your diagnosis, how are you feeling these days?

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@faithann64

Well I heard from my Gastrolologist nurse today. They ordered a MRI Protocol of the cyst on my Pancreas, Whatever that means. ( Because of the cyst that showed up on my CT Scan of the abdomen. ) Getting kind of nervous.

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Teresa is saying exactly what I would say. Gary has MRIs every 6 mo. It is a very good idea to watch cysts. Hope you have a clean one. If you have never had an MRI before, read about it on Mayo. It's not a big deal to do..the results are definitely worth it! I have stage 4…end stage…liver disease. I get them every 6 mo. too. I have a cyst on my liver they watch. Don't be too worried…you are amongst friends!
And in good hands….
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Thank You. I have constant stomach pain and back pain. Anything i eat is an issue. Problems with swallowing, bloating etc. I'm scheduled for upper endoscopy on April 9 2021. Hopefully they can get this figured out. No Fun.

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@faithann64

Thank You. I have constant stomach pain and back pain. Anything i eat is an issue. Problems with swallowing, bloating etc. I'm scheduled for upper endoscopy on April 9 2021. Hopefully they can get this figured out. No Fun.

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I'm not remembering if you still have a gall bladder? They will look at that too! They will figure it out for sure. Your endoscopy will help them. Keep us posted. Do you have a support person or persons? You likely won't need anyone but it is always good to have an advocate when you have surgery.

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