Understanding Your Diagnosis

  1. Abdominal Ultrasound

    Detailed information on abdominal ultrasound, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care

  2. Biopsy

    Detailed information on biopsy, including the most common types of biopsy such as endoscopic biopsy, bone marrow biopsy, excisional biopsy, incisional biopsy, fine needle aspiration biopsy, punch biopsy, shave biopsy, and skin biopsy

  3. Can I Survive Pancreatic Cancer? What Is My Prognosis?
  4. Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan of the Pancreas

    Detailed information on computed tomography (CT or CAT scan) of the pancreas, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the pancreas

  5. Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography

    Detailed information on endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the biliary system

  6. How Your Doctor Takes a Biopsy to Diagnose Pancreatic Cancer
  7. I’ve Just Been Told I Have Pancreatic Cancer
  8. Pancreas Scan

    Detailed information on pancreas scan, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the pancreas

  9. Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

    PET is a type of nuclear medicine procedure that measures metabolic activity of the cells of body tissues. Used mostly in patients with brain or heart conditions and cancer, PET helps to visualize the biochemical changes taking place in the body.

  10. Statistics About Pancreatic Cancer
  11. Tests You May Need to Evaluate Pancreatic Cancer
  12. Understanding Your Stage of Pancreatic Cancer
  13. What Tests Help My Doctor Find Pancreatic Cancer?

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