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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
The Lustgarten Foundation
National Pancreas Foundation
1(866)726-2737 toll free or 1(617)342-7019
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
1(877)272-6226 toll free or 1(310)725-0025