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What are the risk factors for pancreatic cancer?

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  • The factors which could put you at risk for developing pancreatic cancer include: Smoking
  • Chronic pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas)
  • Inherited conditions (including hereditary pancreatitis)
  • Familial pancreatic cancer syndromes
  • Long-standing diabetes

From: Pancreatic Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

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American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 26, 2017

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American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 26, 2017

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