Yesterday I had an ultrasound for another reason and during the scan they they found a cyst on my pancreas and spleen. They are sending me for a MRI to see it more clearly. My doctor did a full work up on my pancreas and other blood test and said all my blood work was normal. I’m 34 years old and otherwise in great health. I originally went to the doctors because I was having left upper abdominal aching very sporadically over the last 4 years. Felt muscular but I wanted to be sure. He said it’s not related to this new find and they found the cyst accidenly. He told me not to lose sleep, they really believe this is a benign cyst but they want to be 100%. Should I be worried? What are the chances this is cancer?
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replied December 19th, 2018
Thank you for using Ehealth forum. I went through your query and i think I can be of help.
Most cysts are usually benign, but is always a good idea to check it out.
If in scans cysts are uniform they almost 100% non malignant, whereas if they have solid components they should be investigated further.
Biopsy is the only definitive way to rule out malignancy and will be done if there is any suspicion after scans.

Hope it answers your query.
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Dr khalil
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