Fast Five Quiz: Do You Know the Risk Factors, Diagnostic Tests, and Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer?

Mary Denshaw-Burke, MD


October 14, 2014

Approximately 5%-10% of patients with pancreatic carcinoma have some genetic predisposition to developing the disease. The inherited disorders that increase the risk for pancreatic cancer include hereditary pancreatitis, multiple endocrine neoplasia, hereditary nonpolyposis rectal cancer, familial adenomatous polyposis and Gardner syndrome, familial atypical multiple mole melanoma syndrome, von Hippel-Lindau syndrome, and germline mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes.

For more on genetic factors in pancreatic cancer, read here.


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