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Understanding Your Diagnosis

  1. Abdominal Ultrasound

    Abdominal ultrasound is a procedure that uses sound wave technology to assess the organs, structures, and blood flow inside the abdomen.

  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) Scan of the Pancreas

    CT/CAT scans are more detailed than standard x-rays and are often used to assess the pancreas for injuries, abnormalities, or disease.

  5. Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography

    Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a procedure in which x-ray and an endoscope - a long, flexible, lighted tube - are used to assess and treat problems in the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, and pancreas.

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

    A pancreas scan uses nuclear radiology to search for, and sometime treat, tumors in 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?