Precancerous Pancreas Cysts

A pre­can­cer­ous pan­cre­at­ic cyst is a benign tumor that has the poten­tial to progress to pan­cre­at­ic can­cer over an extend­ed peri­od. Most pan­cre­at­ic cysts are found dur­ing abdom­i­nal scans for oth­er issues. A benign pseudo­cyst, can be left alone as long as it isn’t both­er­ing you, but you may have symp­toms such as per­sis­tent abdom­i­nal pain, nau­sea, vom­it­ing, and unex­plained weight loss. If you have been diag­nosed with a pre­can­cer­ous pan­cre­at­ic cyst watch for fever and per­sis­tent abdom­i­nal pain as they could be signs that the cyst became infect­ed. The cause of most pan­cre­at­ic cysts is unknown. Some cysts are asso­ci­at­ed with rare ill­ness­es, includ­ing poly­cys­tic kid­ney dis­ease or von Hip­pel-Lin­dau dis­ease and can also be caused by trau­ma to the abdomen.