Enlarged peri-pancreatic lymph node found. Reason for concern?

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Enlarged peri-pancreatic lymph node found. Reason for concern?

by HopefulforMom on Tue Apr 16, 2019 08:51 PM

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Hi,
My mother (71 years old, otherwise healthy) just had an ultrasound because she went to the doctor describing some tenderness in her side that she was concerned about. The ultrasound came back as finding one enlarged peri-pancreatic lymph node. The doctor said they would follow up with another ultra-sound in 3 months.
Is this a sign of pancreatic cancer?
Also, is pancreatic cancer hereditary?

RE: Enlarged peri-pancreatic lymph node found. Reason for concern?

by WYLife2live on Thu Apr 18, 2019 05:30 PM

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HopefulforMom<

My mother had and passed away from PC in the tail of the pancreas.  16 months after she passed away I was diagnosed with PC only mine was in the head of the pancreas.  That was 19 months ago.  I did genomic testing and it was inconclusive if the condition was hereditary.  However, it is my understanding that if you have an immediate family member with PC then the kin may have more of a chance of getting it as well but not guaranteed by any means.  I wish you and your Mom the best.

Blessings!!

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