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Tests Detect Pancreatic Cancer Earlier

Studies Show New Screening Techniques Could Improve Survival Rates

Heavy Drinking, Smoking Raises Pancreatic Cancer Risk continued...

Anderson says that regardless of their choice of beverage, heavy drinkers and smokers may want to talk to their doctors about pancreatic cancer screening.

"Normally you wouldn't think about screening a 55-year-old with no family history. But if they're a heavy drinker or smoker, you may want to do it earlier," she says.

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