Chronic pancreatitis or cancer - I'm scared

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I am 42 femaLe

I have had stomach pains contstantly for about 8 weeks

No jaundice

Pain is abouT 5 out of 10 bearable but noticeable

Deep and central

I have had 1 possible attack of spasmodic stabbing for several hours that the doctor put down to indegestion

Have seen a surgeon who ordered ct scan with IV contrast dye and blood tests

They were amalyse lipase CBC CA++ EUC

The radiologist came to me after the scan and asked me if I was having blood tests run I said yes

This has made me feel very uncomfortable and I'm so scared that he has found something on my scan that is going to be the worst news that I may have cancer

I know I'm probably worrying for nothing but I really am scared

I see the surgeon next Wednesday

I live in Australia

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    I was told that a normal amylase score is 150 and mine was 1800.

    I'm still getting a constant pain in my chest and lower back, I spoke to my drs surgery and as the hospital consultant hasn't sent the paperwork on they can't do much.

    So much for my case case being urgent. I am ringing the surgery this afternoon for a med review and to check why things are taking so long

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    Your pains are similar to what I had at first I'm now awaiting surgery to remove my gall bladder,II too thought of cancer.

    Persevere and you'll be fine

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      I desperately Hope that is what they find

      However my surgeon pushed very hard on my gallbladder and I got no pain it's def pain in the lower pancreatic area

      I will let u know what the doc says Wednesday

      Holding on to hope x

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    Hi, did you ever find out what this was? I'm going through a similar problem and really worrying. Hope everything is ok with you, if you read this please get back to me. Thanks

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