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Cysts was posted 04/09/2017 12:20 pm by Anonymous
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You need to consult with your doctor on cysts, because there are many types of cysts and very, very, very few of them progress to cancer. It is NOT routine for vast majority of pancreatic cysts to be followed with imaging, nevermind yearly imaging.

In addition, the ones typically caused by pancreatitis (is that what you have?) are not the ones that are concerning for progressing to cancer, in general.

On this board, IPMN type cysts are followed with regular imaging most often. This website gives the best guidelines for following those cysts, and lists expert doctors.

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

Higher risk cysts will be followed more often than lower risk cysts. Many many doctors do not follow lower risk cysts at all, and they are probably correct in doing so.

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