I just can't stop obsessing over pancreatic cancer. I read cancer survivor's blogs and Google like crazy because I keep thinking, what if the tests missed something. So a couple of months ago I had an abdominal CT without contrast and the doctor said everything looked great, no cancer of any sort. But then I started worrying that because there was no contrast maybe the test missed something, so I went off to the emergency room about a month and a half ago and they gave me a CT with contrast. Dr said there was nothing on the CT to worry about.
Could two CTs have missed pancreatic cancer?
My previous symptoms were that I lost weight and had a backache. Since then, my weight has stabilized (but I think I'm eating more) and the backache comes and goes.
Now I'm nauseous every once in awhile. I'm wondering... if it were cancer, would I be sicker after all of this time? I went to urgent care yesterday and they ran blood work and urine tests and said everything was normal. Would it still be normal, after all this time (at least 6 months) if I had pancreatic cancer?
I'm thinking of asking for MRI. How reliable is CT anyways at spotting pancreatic cancer? Afraid to Google, because there's always that story of the one guy that all his tests missed something.
Please help me, any experienced CT people out there who know how effective a CT is for finding pancreatic cancer would be greatly appreciated.
Oh.. and I'm a 39 year old female, so I know it usually affects older people.
Anyways, thank you in advance!