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What are uncontrollable risk factors for pancreatic cancer?

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Uncontrollable risk factors for pancreatic cancer include:

Other hereditary diseases associated with pancreatic cancer include familial breast cancer, familial melanoma syndrome, Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer syndrome, and hereditary pancreatitis.

  • African-American males
  • Those with a history of chronic pancreatitis
  • Those with a family history of pancreatic cancer

SOURCES: 

American Cancer Society: "Learn About Cancer: Pancreatic Cancer." 

National Cancer Institute: "Pancreatic Cancer."

The National Pancreas Foundation: "About Pancreatic Cancer."

Reviewed by Gabriela Pichardo on January 25, 2020

SOURCES: 

American Cancer Society: "Learn About Cancer: Pancreatic Cancer." 

National Cancer Institute: "Pancreatic Cancer."

The National Pancreas Foundation: "About Pancreatic Cancer."

Reviewed by Gabriela Pichardo on January 25, 2020

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