Pancreatic cancer symptoms often go undetected or might be mistakenly associated with other medical conditions. It’s important to know the common symptoms, as anyone experiencing one or more should speak with their doctor.
While the exact cause of pancreatic cancer is not known, certain risk factors are strongly linked to the disease, including tobacco smoking and obesity. People with specific genetic mutations have a greater risk of developing this disease as well as individuals who have two or more first-degree relatives who have had pancreatic cancer. The risk also increases if there is a history of familial breast, ovarian or colon cancer, familial melanoma or hereditary pancreatitis.
Take a moment to find out more about the symptoms and risk factors. If you or someone you love is experiencing one or more symptoms, or think there is an increased risk of pancreatic cancer, consult with your doctor today.
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