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cysts was posted 08/01/2016 10:21 pm by Anonymous
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Are you being seen at a major center, by a cyst expert? Do they think your cyst is high risk?

Most cysts are benign and are followed for years before a decision to do surgery. These days there are tests that they can do on fluid from the cyst that can help determine which are at risks for evolving into cancer.

I strongly recommend going to see a pancreatic cyst expert before considering Whipple surgery. The Whipple is truly a brutal surgery, and something you only want to do if it is absolutely necessary.

This is a great website for advice on how to monitor cysts and assess risk. It also shows the names of several cyst experts spread throughout the world.

http://www.pancyst.org/screening.aspx

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