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Pancreatic Cancer (cont.)

Pancreatic Cancer Follow-up

Because pancreatic cancer has a risk of returning after surgical or medical therapy, continuous vigilant follow-up with the doctor is important. On a routine schedule recommended by the doctor, the following are performed:

  • Physical exams
  • Blood studies, including CA 19-9
  • Periodic imaging studies, usually CT scans at 6-month intervals or earlier if needed to assess new symptoms
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/13/2013
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