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Celiac And Pancreatic Cancer?

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Each of us has a different set of personal set of circumstances.  You have to decide what is best for you.  If you suspect DH, it can be biopsied and a positive is a diagnosis of celiac disease.  So, if you should get glutened accidentally, it might be worth getting the biopsy.  In the meantime, consider searching for a celiac-savvy dermatologist.  

I do not have DH, but those that do must be on a really strict gluten-free diet.  Be care about cross contamination.  Read our DH section for tips and advice. 

Oh, the blood type diet is bogus (no scientific merit).  But you would be be better off learning more about the gluten free diet, if you seriously suspect DH because the blood type diet does not prohibit gluten.  


I wish you well!  

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Just now, birdnflight said:

Thanks for the link! You answered my question about having to eat gluten to get tested. That's great news, I just need the gene test.

Not so fast!  About 30% of the population have the genes that could develop into celiac disease.  But in a few actually do about 1% or so.  So, genetic testing helps rule out celiac disease but it can not diagnose it.  Blood tests and an endoscopy are the accepted means of diagnosing.  just something to consider. ?

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53 minutes ago, birdnflight said:

Thanks for the reply. I guess I feel so much better eating for "my type" because it eliminates most grains & dairy. I think I read something in the book about type O's having a natural defense against cancer (except skin), but that something in the wheat protein (gluten?) will cause the tumors to grow considerably(sorry, don't have the book with me). My mom was relatively thin,, but always had a bigger gut proportional to her size. They ended up finding a tumor the size of a grapefruit near her gallbladder duct. Wish there was more info about all of this...I really don't want to start eating gluten again to find out if I have celiac. I'm just getting over bad DH

Throw the book away!  It isn't even based on actual biological science!

Here is an easy to read explanation-



If you actually have DH, diagnosed by a biopsy, you have Celiac.  

Just having the gene, doesn't not mean you have Celiac.  



The reason it is omportant to know if you are dealing with Celiac instead of some other reason for a wheat intolerance is that a Celiac must be very very very gluten free.  A person with other reasons, such as a FODMAP issue, can often eat a little gluten. 

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