Understanding Your Diagnosis
What Tests Help My Doctor Find Pancreatic Cancer?
Tests You May Need to Evaluate Pancreatic Cancer
How Your Doctor Takes a Biopsy to Diagnose Pancreatic Cancer
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
- Abdominal Ultrasound
An abdominal ultrasound is a procedure used to assess the organs and structures within the abdomen (belly). This includes the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, bile ducts, spleen, and abdominal aorta. Ultrasound allows your doctor to easily view the abdominal organs and structures from outside the body. Ultrasound may also be used to assess blood flow to abdominal organs.
- CT Scan of the Pancreas
CT scan is a type of imaging test. It uses X-rays and computer technology to make images or slices of the body. A CT scan can make detailed pictures of any part of the body, including the bones, muscles, fat, organs, and blood vessels. They are more detailed than regular X-rays.
- Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, or ERCP, is a procedure to diagnose and treat problems in the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, and pancreas. It combines X-ray and the use of an endoscope -- a long, flexible, lighted tube.
A pancreas scan uses nuclear radiology to search for, and sometime treat, tumors in the pancreas.
Understanding Your Stage of Pancreatic Cancer
I’ve Just Been Told I Have Pancreatic Cancer
Statistics About Pancreatic Cancer
Can I Survive Pancreatic Cancer? What Is My Prognosis?