What are the risk factors for pancreatic cancer?
- 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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