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Causes of pancreatic tumor

Causes of pancreatic tumor

It's not fully understood what causes pancreatic cancer, but a number of risk factors for developing the condition have been identified. Risk factors for pancreatic cancer include: age – it mainly affects people who are 50 to 80 years of age smoking – around 1 in 3 cases is associated with using cigarettes, cigars or chewing tobacco having a history of certain health conditions – such as diabetes, chronic pancreatitis (long-term inflammation of the pancreas), stomach ulcer and Helicobacter pylori infection (a stomach infection) In about 1 in 10 cases, pancreatic cancer is inherited from a person's parents. Certain genes also increase your chances of getting pancreatitis, which in turn increases your risk of developing cancer of the pancreas.

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