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Friend's brother died of pancreatic cancer at 32. Used to be a drinker. What would cause it so early?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Possible viral cause

pancreatic cancer begins at least 15 years before an early invasive lesion is present.
Teen agers have been reported with panc. CA. The probable cause is a virus getting into the tissues to cause transformation though disease like melanoma and chronic pancreatitis are associated with higher incidence.

In brief: Possible viral cause

pancreatic cancer begins at least 15 years before an early invasive lesion is present.
Teen agers have been reported with panc. CA. The probable cause is a virus getting into the tissues to cause transformation though disease like melanoma and chronic pancreatitis are associated with higher incidence.
Dr. Myron Arlen
Dr. Myron Arlen
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine

In brief: Pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer doesn't have a known etiology (cause).
Genetic predisposition plays a role. Drinking is a contributor but there must be a background that it influences.

In brief: Pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer doesn't have a known etiology (cause).
Genetic predisposition plays a role. Drinking is a contributor but there must be a background that it influences.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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