Harvard Men's Health Watch

Should I be worried about a pancreatic cyst?

On call Q. I had a recent CT scan of my abdomen and was told I have a small pancreatic cyst. Should I be concerned? A. Cysts of the pancreas the digestive organ that lies behind the stomach are typically discovered by accident during a CT scan performed for other reasons. Although most pancreatic cysts are benign (noncancerous), some show features that are worrisome and require further evaluation.…

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