What should I know about pancreatic cancer?
There's no sure way to prevent pancreatic cancer.
But it is good to know what might put you at risk - and do something about the factors you can control.
Pancreatic cancer risk factors you control:
Pancreatic cancer risk factors you can control:
American Cancer Society, All About Pancreatic Cancer; National Cancer Institute, Pancreatic Cancer Treatment (PDQ®)
Timothy Sielaff, MD, PhD, FACS, medical director, Virginia Piper Cancer Institute; Jennifer Stanek, RN, BSN, manager, Virginia Piper Cancer Institute Clinic
Can I get screened for pancreatic cancer?
Generally, there is no screening test for pancreatic cancer.
If pancreatic cancer runs in your family, you may benefit from genetic counseling. An endoscopic ultrasound or abdominal MRI scan may find abnormalities that might cause cancer.
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