I had the same thing happen to me . GI Doc felt a mass below my rib cage .
Sent me for a Cat scan, sure enough there was a mass .
I too was afraid of cancer.
I could not get an MRI because I have a Pacemaker, so I was sent to another hospital for an Ultrasound endoscopy. It showed a blocked bile duct !!
Back to the hospital again for a procedure called ERCP. The mass was called sludge!! Honest it was removed
SO THE WORST FEARS IN LIFE DO TURN OUT oK
Joan,82 year old Grandmom, DXed in 2012.
FAiled meds, Liada,Asacol,Remicade,6mp and Humira.
I have been on and off Prednoisine for 2years now.
Supplements,multi vitamin, Reuteri pearls,vitamin c ,b12,turmeric & cur cumin.
Now on Prednoisine, tapering down to o.
And my GI got me approved for Entyvio!!!
Just had my 2nd infusion, can tell a difference less trips to the potty, more energy .