Pancreatic Cancer Risk Factors
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Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer - Causes and Risk Factors

While the exact cause of pancreatic cancer is unknown, several factors have been found to play a role in its development. These risk factors include:

  • Age – it is more common in people over the age of 70
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Chronic inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis)
  • Family history of pancreatic cancer
  • Hereditary syndromes such as BRCA2 gene mutation, Lynch syndrome and familial atypical mole-malignant melanoma (FAMMM) syndrome
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