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What are uncontrollable risk factors for pancreatic cancer?

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  • Uncontrollable risk factors for pancreatic cancer include: African-American males
  • Those with a history of chronic pancreatitis
  • Those with a family history of pancreatic cancer

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.

SOURCES: 

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

National Cancer Institute: "Pancreatic Cancer."

The National Pancreas Foundation: "About Pancreatic Cancer."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 30, 2017

SOURCES: 

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

National Cancer Institute: "Pancreatic Cancer."

The National Pancreas Foundation: "About Pancreatic Cancer."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 30, 2017

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