“The exact cause of pancreatic cancer is still unknown, but there are known risk factors that increase the risk of developing the disease. Cigarette smoking, a family history of pancreatic cancer or hereditary cancer syndromes, and chronic pancreatitis are some of these factors. The most common form of pancreatic cancer is pancreatic adeno-carcinoma, an exocrine tumor arising from the cells lining the pancreatic duct.”

Columbia Presbyterian Hospital (columbiasurgery.org)

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