Causes and prevention of pancreatic cancer

The cause of pancreatic cancer is unknown. But there are things called risk factors that can increase your chance of getting the disease. These include:

  • Smoking.

  • Diet high in fat and sugar.

  • Diabetes.

  • Chronic pancreatitis.

  • Family history of pancreatitis and inherited conditions.

  • Occupation (exposed to radiation, aluminium, acrylamide in the workplace).

The inherited conditions include:

Signs and symptoms

Date Last Reviewed: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017