Is There A Tool or Method for the Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer?

Q:

Is there a tool or method for the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer?

A:

Currently, not yet. There are no standard diagnostic tools or established early detection method for pancreatic cancer.

However, if you or your doctor suspect that you may have pancreatic cancer, you can start the examination by taking imaging tests like an ultrasound or MRI. These tests can get a better view of your pancrea.Other methods of checking if you have pancreatic cancer:

Computed tomography (CT) scans,
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS),
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP),
Laparoscopy
Biopsy

Among these methods, biopsy is the ultimate way of identifying whether you get pancreatic cancer. A biopsy takes a sample of tissue from the pancreas and sends it for analysis by a pathologist. There are several ways to biopsy the pancreas, with the fine needle aspiration (FNA) procedure being the most common.

Keywords: diagnosis pancreatic cancer, pancreatic cancer diagnosis.

 

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