Is cancer a common cause of EPI

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recent tests have shown my pancreas is essentially gone and i have pancreatic insufficiency.

im still worried as hell that its cancer,

how common is it for cancer to cause EPI?

also i am on creon tablets now with every snack or meal and it doesnt seem to be making any difference!

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  • Posted

    What tests did you get? EPI sometimes is caused by several other conditions, are you diabetic? Pancreatitis being one of the most common one. Dont worry yourself with the C word. It is the first thing that strikes our minds when it comes to health issues.

    • Posted

      fecal elactase test - normal reading is 500 and mine is 21.

      i am not a diabetic as i know of but since that test, i have had a blood test to see if i am. results not in yet.

      just very worrying, im only 30.

  • Posted

    have you developed any jaundice? I am asking because my aunt has pancreas issues and has developed jaundice. she's worried about the C word as well . she's scheduled for further tests .

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