What questions will my doctor ask when checking for pancreatic cancer?

John A. Chabot
Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism

Your doctor will take a thorough medical history in order to check for any pancreatic cancer risk factors. Questions may focus on your symptoms, including the location, severity, and duration of pain, any unintentional weight loss, and your energy levels. Your doctor may also ask about your parents, siblings, and children to discern if there are any hereditary conditions that may be causing your symptoms.

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