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Reducing Your Risk of Pancreatic Cancer
by Rosalyn Carson-DeWitt, MD
A risk factor is something that increases your chances of developing cancer. Some risk factors cannot be changed, such as family history or genetics. Fortunately, many risk factors can be modified.
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Last reviewed September 2017 by Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP
Last Updated: 3/20/2017
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