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Reply was posted 08/23/2015 09:38 pm by Anonymous
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What hospital ? Insurance will sometimes cover you if your network does not have expertise for your condition. There are some good places in Ohio to go. Or call JH or Pancyst and see if they can read your mri for a fee. It may be too small or you may need mrcp with contrast they can look at. If my insurance did not cover mine, I would find out what EXACT test JH would prefer, then have that done at your hospital and get second opinion from JH or Indiana Pancreatic clinic. It might cost you a few hundred dollars per year but worth it IMO. Sorry if this is rambling.

Did they say what type of cyst ? I am guessing IPMNS but Main Duct or Branch (side) Duct ? If branch duct they are less of a worry. I know it's hard not to worry, but, most likely you are fine and will be monitored annually. Or more often if they change or grow. Quite a few people on this board have these. I wish we had our own little area in which to compare notes. Remember, we are the lucky few that have a heads up on this and a chance to treat it early if it turns to cancer.

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