Treatment For The Appearance Of Tumors In The Pancreas?
Good evening doctor, my mother just had a CT scan and the results showed a mass in the head of the pancreas with dilated ductus pancreaticus. So how is the treatment? Is it op or in chemo? And one more, is it true that the tumor or still suspect? Thank you doctor
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. The existence of a mass indicates the existence of a network, a lump or protrusion that should not be there. Mass can mean a tumor, cancer, or other conditions depending on the results of the examination.
Regarding your question whether it is still suspicious / suspicious or indeed has been upright, the most able to answer it is the radiologist and the doctor who treats your mother at the time of the examination. This is because suspicion is an uncertain condition, and to be able to determine whether it is certain or not, a direct examination is required, even though we did not examine your mother. An example of using suspicious status, for example, is if a person is suspected of having tuberculosis because he has been coughing for 3 consecutive months, and the results of X-rays are still in doubt. He was only diagnosed with tuberculosis when the results of his sputum test showed he was positive for tuberculosis. So back to your case, we are not authorized to determine whether your mother is still suspected or not, because we do not know the condition directly.
This will also relate to handling. Because the treatment of pancreatic tumors will differ depending on whether the tumor is benign or malignant, and whether it has spread or not. If it is benign and hasn't spread yet, surgery may be needed. But if it has spread, surgery alone is not enough and chemotherapy is needed. So again, the one who can answer it clearly is the doctor who is treating him now.
Our advice, try to discuss your mother's condition with the doctor in charge. If you have just been checked by a general practitioner, this time check with a more competent oncologist or internist. Meanwhile, help your mother lead a healthy lifestyle by eating foods high in nutrients such as vegetables and fruit, avoiding cigarette smoke, adequate rest, and managing stress well. So, hopefully answering your question.