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How is an ultrasound used for the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer?

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During an ultrasound test, sound waves reflected off organs in the belly create images, potentially helping doctors make a pancreatic cancer diagnosis.

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society web site: "Detailed Guide: Pancreatic Cancer."

National Cancer Institute: "Islet Cell Tumors."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on July 24, 2017

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society web site: "Detailed Guide: Pancreatic Cancer."

National Cancer Institute: "Islet Cell Tumors."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on July 24, 2017

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