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Calm down! You are really jumping to a wild conclusion here!
Left rib pain it sounds that you connect to a recent strain lifting and also the recent spell of coughing ...
It does not sound like a history to fit pancreatic cancer as likely -- No to that ...
Pain from pancreas likely epigastric radiating to mid-back ...
Your doctor can check lipase level of blood to screen for inflammation of pancreas as part of work up and help you have peace of mind ...
Your history and symptoms do NOT suggest pancreatic cancer though
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