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I am 62 years old with a family history of pancreatic cancer. A recent EUS showed tiny white specks. Is a biopsy recommended?


Posted by ann7

I have 3 first degree family members who died from pancreatic cancer. PC is often devastating and fast moving. So I am regularly screened by a gastroenterologist using endoscopic ultrasound to hopefully spot indications early. Recent results showed tiny white specks at the head of the pancreas. Just last year I was diagnosed with DCIS breast cancer using digital mammography which showed tiny white microcalcifications.  What followup is recommended?  A tisue biopsy? Needle aspiration or other procedure? Please advise.
 
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