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Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer

10/26/2007

Question:

My Mother died of Pancreatic Cancer is there any way I can watch for warning signs of the disease in my self or my daughter. Does this mean I should be concerned about my chances of contracting pancreatic cancer.

Answer:

The majority of pancreatic cases are not inherited. The best prevention will be to avoid smoking, which is the most common identifiable risk factor. The other things to do are: stay alert and stay on annual checkups.

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Response by:

Malek  Safa, MD Malek Safa, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati