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What Can Cause Pancreas Cancer?

Postby Deacon » Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:26 am

Exact cause or causes still not known,following are risk factors-

* Age: The risk of developing pancreatic cancer is usually low before the age of 40 with most people being diagnosed between their sixties and eighties.5

* Smoking: Cigarette smoking is one of the strongest risk factors for developing pancreatic cancer with the incidence being twice more as compared to non-smokers. Cigarette smoke contains a large number of carcinogens.

* Diet: Diets high in meat, cholesterol, fried foods and nitrosamines may increase the risk, while diets high in fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer. Recent research has suggested obesity and physical inactivity as additional risk factors.

* Gender: Pancreatic cancer occurs more commonly in men than in women (1.5:1).Recent data however suggests that relative risk in women is approaching that seen in men, probably due to the increased use of tobacco by females.

* Race: African-Americans are more likely to develop pancreatic cancer than Hispanics, Asian-Americans, or white Americans, and currently have the highest pancreatic cancer rates in the world.

* Genetics: Up to 10% of patients with pancreatic cancer have one or more first- or second-degree relatives with the disease. Recognised inherited syndromes include hereditary pancreatitis, mutation of the BRCA2 gene, familial atypical multiple mole-melanoma syndrome and a p16 germline mutation, hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer, Peutz-Jeghers polyposis and ataxia-telangiectasia.

* Environmental factors: Environmental factors substantially increase the risk of pancreatic cancer. Occupational exposure to carcinogens (e.g. asbestos, pesticides, dyes and petrochemicals) has been associated with pancreatic cancers. The incidence risk due to industrial chemical exposure is 3 to 5 fold more.

* Chronic pancreatitis: Long-term inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis) has been linked to cancer of the pancreas. Hereditary pancreatitis may have a higher lifetime risk for developing pancreatic cancer.

* Diabetes: Diabetes has also been linked to pancreatic cancer. Diabetes appears to be both a symptom of pancreatic cancer, and long-standing adult-onset diabetes may also increase the risk of developing pancreatic cancer.

* Peptic ulcer surgery: Patients who have had a portion of their stomach removed for some ailment (i.e. partial gastrectomy) appear to have an increased risk for developing pancreatic cancer.
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What Can Cause Pancreas Cancer?

Postby Lisandro » Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:29 am

The specific intent of this ailment is unknown however quite a lot of elements are viewed . The presence of a hazard aspect does no longer always imply that an man or woman will broaden melanoma, nor does the absence of hazard elements imply that an man or woman is not going to broaden melanoma. Some of the hazard elements are indexed underneath: Age will also be a aspect growing the probabilities of this ailment. The occurrence of pancreas melanoma is really low in members as much as age 50, and then it raises drastically. The age organization sixty five - seventy nine has the maximum occurrence of pancreas melanoma. Smoking raises the probabilities of establishing pancreas melanoma. Study exhibits that people who smoke broaden pancreas melanoma greater than two times as in general as nonsmokers. Non vegetarians have a top hazard of having pancreas melanoma, if the intakes of meat & fats are top. Medical elements akin to cirrhosis (a prolonged liver ailment), power pancreatitis, diabetes and a historical past of surgical procedure to the higher digestive tract additionally give a contribution to the hazard Environmental elements akin to long term publicity to particular chemical substances, like fuel and comparable compounds, as good as particular pesticides, would possibly expand the hazard of establishing pancreas melanoma. Edit: Only three % of circumstances had been associated with genetics.
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