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I am 59 years old, am 5'3" tall and weigh 230 pounds and am trying to lose weight

I had a ultra-sound 1 1/2 weeks ago.  I saw my doctor yesterday and I was told I have to go for an
MRI since the saw a density on my pancreas.  What does that mean and should I be extremely worried that it could be pancreatic cancer.
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

The density in the pancreas can be a cyst, a lipoma,  an abscess or a tumor. Depending upon the echogenicity, the borders and the shadows created a near correct diagnosis can be made with imaging studies. This is again correlated with blood tests.  However, a confirmatory diagnosis is made with a biopsy.

A biopsy facilitates a histologic study of cells, which gives you a definite diagnosis. So once you have the diagnosis you will know what measures or precautious you need to follow.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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