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Can I prevent pancreatic cancer?

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Eliminating your risk factors for pancreatic cancer won't reduce your risk entirely. But eating a healthy diet, keeping a healthy weight, and exercising frequently will improve overall health, and reduce your risk for other health problems.

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Klein A.P. , July-August 2001; vol 7: pp 266-73. The Cancer Journal

Tersmette A.C. March 2001; vol 7: pp 738-44. Clinical Cancer Research,

Fuchs C.S. , Oct. 28, 1996; vol 156: pp 2255-60. Archives of Internal Medicine

Chari S.T. . January 2008; vol 134: pp 95-101. Gastroenterology

Michaud D.S. , Aug. 22-29, 2001; vol 286: pp 921-9. The Journal of the American Medical Association

Michaud D.S. , April 6, 2005; vol 97: pp 518-24. Journal of the National Cancer Institute

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on July 24, 2017

SOURCES:

Klein A.P. , July-August 2001; vol 7: pp 266-73. The Cancer Journal

Tersmette A.C. March 2001; vol 7: pp 738-44. Clinical Cancer Research,

Fuchs C.S. , Oct. 28, 1996; vol 156: pp 2255-60. Archives of Internal Medicine

Chari S.T. . January 2008; vol 134: pp 95-101. Gastroenterology

Michaud D.S. , Aug. 22-29, 2001; vol 286: pp 921-9. The Journal of the American Medical Association

Michaud D.S. , April 6, 2005; vol 97: pp 518-24. Journal of the National Cancer Institute

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on July 24, 2017

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