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Ipmn was posted 05/25/2017 06:35 am by Anonymous
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When I had my first MRI it showed a mass which turned out to be adenocarcinoma. After my whipple, my pathology report indicated I had ipmn and chronic pancreatitis. I was asymptomatic and didn't fall into the 'profile' alcohol, smoke etc. I also have GI issues like yourself and that is why I got the first MRI. Would I be concerned absolutely!!!. I wound get a second opinion from GI who deals with IPMN and PC. Studies have shown that ipmn can be a precursor to cancer. Also remember it takes 11.3 years (per studies) for PC to actually develop into a visible tumor. That's a long time for the cancer to be brewing in your body hence why it's so deadly. Always go with your gut if something doesn't feel right. Get someone who specializes in this to read your scans and review your medical history. At least get a MRCP which is a dedicated MRI for pancreas and ducts. Good luck!!! Best wishes that you DON'T have the demon.

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