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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
21 years experience Medical Oncology
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 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
17 years experience Radiation Oncology
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
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
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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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
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 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
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
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A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
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
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
24 years experience General Surgery
Extremely rare: Pancreatic cancer is extremely rare in this demographic.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Unger
40 years experience Family Medicine
No: NO
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Faustino
25 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 84-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Personal choice: Unfortunately no , then it is choosing the quality of life vs life.Should be left to patient , if chooses to leave it alone , should provide all lov ... Read More

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