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Does pancreatic cancer run in families?

Related Topics: Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer

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Environmental factors cause the genetic mutations in most pancreatic cancer cases. However, in some families, inherited genetic factors do play a role. About 5-10% of cases are considered familial or hereditary.

For information about early detection and risk factors, contact the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at 877.272.6226.

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