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Pancreatic cancer at young age

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
Don't Know: 85% of cancers are sporadic. When it happens in young patients (<50 yrs) we need to consider hereditary syndromes (ei: brca1 mutation) and familial sy... Read More

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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
Radiation Oncology 18 years experience
Possible: Unfortunately, cancer shows no limits in terms of what ages it can affect. However, cancer is much less likely in a 19 year old. I recommend waiting f... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Almost No!: Nothing is impossible but you have more chance of getting hit by lightening than getting pancreatic cancer.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Why worry at 23 ?: If want to worry of getting pancreatic cancer , wait for 3 or more decades , mean while be happy ,have nice life style no smoking no drinking of alcoh... Read More
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60's: There are 2 main types. What is commonly referred to as "pancreatic cancer" is more specifically called pancreatic adenocarcinoma and this arises usu... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Not likely, old.: Pancreatic cancer presents at middle (50's) to older age. Patients have a history of long standing diabetes, chronic pancreatitis, and smoking. This... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Pancreatic Cancer: You are really asking for specifics where there are none. 90% of those diagnosed with pancreatic cancer are older than 55. The average age of diagnos... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
The vast majority of cases occur in those over 50 years old, with most of them in the 75+ portion. However, pancreatic cancer does occur in small numb... Read More
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Share your concern: You certainly do have 2 concerning risk factors. Keep in mind though that pancreatic cancer is very rare, especially types that run in families. Tha... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
General Surgery 25 years experience
Extremely rare: Pancreatic cancer is extremely rare in this demographic.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Faustino
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
No: Great question, this is a devastating cancer so i understand your concern. That being said some forms of pancreatic cancers can tend to run in familie... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Very unlikely: Pancreatic cancer is rarely familial, so it is very uncommon to see two members of a family develop this cancer.

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