You definitely have something going that needs to be sorted ASAP. I am not so sure it is Pancreatic CA.
In my nursing career; I have been a nurse for 14 years, have I only taken care of one patient in your age group with Pancreatic CA.
Any family history of cancer puts you at risk for any type of cancer. I think I have a family history of 8-10 different types of cancers.
I wish you all the best. Hang in there. :))
I just posted in the Gastro forum...I'll write the same thing here...I worked in cancer detection for 35 years and NEVER ONCE heard of anyone as young as you are having pancreatic cancer! Please keep me posted! GW is a great place to go!!!
thank you for your reply. I wanted to delete that other post but couldn't.
My doctors are all up in this panic that it's cancer and I'm just not convinced. I have no idea what they are seeing on the MRI but it has them spooked.
I was wondering though, if it's a benign endocrine tumor it could still cause me to be sick right? And cause all those symptoms listed above?
I really don't think it's cancer but everyone else does? It's just so weird!
I have a question for you. When 28 year olds walk in with a tumor on their pancreas, what does it usually turn out to be since it has never been cancer?
I really am curious at what the heck this tumor thing is!
I'm getting my tumor biopsied on April 1st. Fingers crossed that it's benign!
Hi! Thank you so much for your reply! I keep telling myself that I'm too young and it gives me some reassurance.
I have only been able to find one person on the internet in my age group with pancreatic CA, he was diagnosed at 25 and is now 28.
The only person to pop up with cancer in my family was my Grandpa and he had colon cancer at age 75 which he eventually died from when it metastized to his lung. I just lost him not even a year ago :(
SIGH! Only 5 days until biopsy!