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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

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American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Gabriela Pichardo on November 10, 2019

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American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Gabriela Pichardo on November 10, 2019

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