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Interesting paper was posted 07/19/2016 02:06 pm by Anonymous
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Interesting. The article is too general, and doesn't go into whether there are specific cyst characteristics that put you more at risk. That is pretty well known, and I suspect hasn't changed. The VA population is also a higher risk group, since many have diabetes and pancreatitis, relative to the general population, which are also variables that enrich the risk of PC in their population and that they didn't control for in their 'study'.

Just remember, as the risk of PC is so low, even though those numbers seem high, it is still a very small risk of cancer relatively. As a woman, you are still much more likely to get breast cancer. As a man, you are still more likely to get prostate cancer. Even if you have a pancreatic cyst.



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