Risk Factors for pancreatic cancer
The causes of pancreatic cancer are not known. However, there are some risk factors that make developing pancreatic cancer more likely.
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. Click here for for more information on hereditary pancreatic cancer.
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Information Product No. PCA0144v1 | Published: 21/08/2017 | Last Updated: 12/02/2018 | Next Review Due: 21/08/2020