Causes and risks for pancreatic cancer

The causes of pancreatic cancer are not known. However, there are some risk factors that make developing pancreatic cancer more likely.

What are the risk factors of pancreatic cancer?

Pancreatic cancer by itself (not part of a known syndrome) runs in some families. People with first degree relatives (mother, father, brother, sister) diagnosed with pancreatic cancer have an increased risk of being in that type of family. More information on hereditary pancreatic cancer.

Take a more in-depth look at the causes

For more detailed information on the causes and risks of pancreatic cancer


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Information Product No. PCA0144v1 | Published: 21/08/2017 | Last Updated: 05/06/2018 | Next Review Due: 21/08/2020