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autoimmune was posted 01/08/2019 10:50 am by Anonymous
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I have never heard of a misdiagnosis of pancreatic cancer, when it turned out to be autoimmune disease. They look completely different under the microscope. So, so different that really this is almost an impossible error to make. I would trust the doctors, especially since you are at a reputable hospital. If you are struggling with this, be honest and tell the oncologist that you are fixated on it, and ask for their opinion/reassurance. Sometimes that can help.

In fact, it is true that having autoimmune disease can increase your chance of developing cancer over time.

Most people with pancreatic cancer do not have a family history of pancreatic cancer, or even an extensive history of cancer. Most people do not have clear risk factors for pancreatic cancer either. Yes, it is totally shocking to most of us when we are diagnosed. Shocking... A lot of it just comes down to bad luck, unfortunately. Totally unsatisfying, I know.

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