Patient Comments: Pancreatic Cysts - Treatment

Question:

What kinds of treatment, surgery, or medication did you receive for your pancreatic cyst? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Opa, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: August 16

Last October I became non responsive and spent 8 days in a local hospital, without memory, followed by 3 weeks in a rehabilitation center in order to bring strength back to my arms and legs. Now I am a type 1 diabetic with diarrhea twice a day, every day. I now wear an insulin pump and check my blood glucose 4 times a day. A lower abdomen CT scan showed 6 cysts on my pancreas. The gastroenterologist prescribed Creon 24k capsules, and I got the first prescription for free, but now they want money.

Comment from: DLU, Male (Patient) Published: March 05

I had a CT for kidney stones, when they found the cysts on the pancreas. They were mucinous cysts. I had to have tail, body, and neck of pancreas removed, as well as the spleen. The cysts were all precancerous, although my tumor markers were very high. Now I have yearly CT scans to check for cyst on the pancreas head, because I am at high risk for the cysts to reoccur. Although I have to watch my blood sugar levels closely, I am doing very well.

Comment from: Lizzi, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: April 13

I have a cyst on the tail of my pancreas. I am going to have the cyst, spleen and gallbladder removed. The doctor says it's not cancer.

Comment from: Millie C., 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: November 17

On my discharge papers from the hospital it was noted by the attending doctor as follows: need PCP (phencyclidine) to follow up pancreatic cysts. May need MRCP (magnetic resonance cholangio-pancreatography).

Comment from: dancer 34, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: May 28

My friend has a mass on the pancreas called columnar cell – I can’t find anything about it. First, they said it was atypical cells. He had a CT scan, ultrasound, and other tests. The mass is about 3 inches and doctors are recommending surgery.

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