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pancreatic cancer in your 20s. is this common?

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Dr. Manoj Reddy
23 years experience Radiation Oncology
Extremely rare: Based on american cancer society statistics, the median age of diagnosis is 72. Risk increases with age - 10% from age 45 to 54, 18% 55 to 64, 28% 65 to 74, 29% 75 to 84. The diagnosis is extremely rare below the age of 40. .5% of those diagnosed with pancreatic cancer were less than 35.
Answered on Mar 8, 2016

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