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Few risk factors for developing pancreatic cancer are defined. Family history of the disease, smoking, age, and diabetes are risk factors.
Cancer of the pancreas is more common in men than in women. This may be, in part, because men are more likely to smoke than women.
The risk of this cancer increases with age: almost all cases occur in persons older than 50 years.
Symptoms of pancreatic cancer may include jaundice, pain in the abdomen or middle of the back, weight loss, digestive problems, swollen gallbladder, and blood clots.
Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research
2990 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Suite 300C
Los Angeles, CA 90064
The Lustgarten Foundation
1111 Stewart Avenue
Bethpage, New York 11714
National Pancreas Foundation
101 Federal Street, Suite 1900
Boston, MA 02110
1(866)726-2737 toll free or 1(617)342-7019
312 Fountain Avenue
Pacific Grove, California 93950
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
1(877)272-6226 toll free or 1(310)725-0025