I think I’m at risk, what should I do?

People who think they may be at risk for pancreatic cancer should discuss this concern with their doctor. Stopping (or never starting) smoking is the simplest way of reducing risk. If you have a family history of pancreatic disease you may be at a increased risk, and if you have concerns discuss these with your GP.

The vast majority of patients with a family history of pancreatic cancer have no greater risk than the general population.

Click here for some information on hereditary pancreatic cancer affecting a very small proportion of patients that may have a increased risk through inherited genes, but it should be stressed that this is a minority of patients / families.

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