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Do you have the detailed descriptions of the shadow and polyp on the reports?
It would be far more common to have fatty tissue in the liver. It is true that blood tests would be more likely to be abnormal if it is cancer, but it is not always true. The biopsy is the ultimate test, but at this stage, the best information that would provide a suggestion of whether it is worrisome for cancer or more suggestive of fatty tissue is the details of the description in the radiology reports. Can you get the description in the reports?
You can either type it in here. Or if you can get the report as a image file or other computer file, the entire report can be attached (although you should black out the name of the individual).
The fatty tissue in the liver would not cause pancreatitis directly, but elevated lipids or altered lipid metabolism can cause pancreatitis and contribute to fatty tissue in the liver.
Until you can get me the details, all that can be said is that it could be either benign or cancerous tissue in the liver. Sometimes, it can look very different, but sometimes can be ambiguous, but the specific description would be necessary to be able to say any more.
Elevated lipids is usually mostly determined by genetics, although also affected by lifestyle factors, such as diet and exercise.
They are probably more concerned about whether it is pancreatic cancer, but I can say better once I can review the reports.
I will be glad to provide additional information once the reports can be obtained.
Let me know once you know.
Let me know the reports and I can discuss what can be said from the reports.
You are most welcome.