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lifestyle and PC was posted 03/31/2012 10:17 am by Anonymous
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Causes of Pancreatic Cancer

While there are no specific causes of pancreatic cancer, there are some indications that can provide insight into what causes pancreatic cancer. More than causes these are the risks for getting pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatic cancer largely occurs in males specifically those over the age of 55 years. Typically men who are overweight or have a history of obesity or lead a life that lacks physical activity are more susceptible to pancreatic cancer.

If your family has a history of pancreatic cancer, you stand a higher chance of getting pancreatic cancer.

Lifestyle choices like tobacco use can also lead to a risk of pancreatic cancer.

Chronic pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) or cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver increases your chances of getting pancreatic cancer.

Diabetes, which occurs due to a direct malfunction of the pancreas, is also a known result of pancreatic cancer. People who suffer from pancreatic cancer will also show intolerance for sugar or glucose. There is also research to suggest that newer diabetes drugs can increase you risk to pancreatic cancer.

Exposure to certain chemicals can cause genetic mutations which in turn are known to cause difference cancers including pancreatic cancers.



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