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How rare is pancreatic cancer in a 26 year old female, healthy, with no personal or family history of any cancer?

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Dr. Sathya Jaganmohan
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Pancreatic cancer

The most well known risk factors for pancreatic cancer are smoking and alcohol abuse.
In the absence of these, your risk for pancreatic cancer development is very low.

In brief: Pancreatic cancer

The most well known risk factors for pancreatic cancer are smoking and alcohol abuse.
In the absence of these, your risk for pancreatic cancer development is very low.
Dr. Sathya Jaganmohan
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
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In brief: About 1 in 2 million

Pancreatic cancer is rare below age 50, in fact the average age at diagnosis is 71, but does occur rarely in people in their 20's- 0.
4% of cases occur in people age 20-34 (but most of those are probably people in their 30's) so the overall odds are about 1 in 2 million in given year. However, having no family history of cancer makes the odds even greater for you.

In brief: About 1 in 2 million

Pancreatic cancer is rare below age 50, in fact the average age at diagnosis is 71, but does occur rarely in people in their 20's- 0.
4% of cases occur in people age 20-34 (but most of those are probably people in their 30's) so the overall odds are about 1 in 2 million in given year. However, having no family history of cancer makes the odds even greater for you.
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Gena Kluwe
Internal Medicine

In brief: Pretty darn rare.

Men over 60 and with family history and personal history of pancreatitis lead the way.
Smoking is a risk factor for unclear reasons.

In brief: Pretty darn rare.

Men over 60 and with family history and personal history of pancreatitis lead the way.
Smoking is a risk factor for unclear reasons.
Dr. Gena Kluwe
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