Who is most at risk for pancreatic cancer?

Cancer. I don't think any doctor can predict who will or won't get pancreatic cancer. I presume a family member or close friend has this. I have never heard or seen that it is contagious.

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If I think I may be at risk for pancreatic cancer, what should I do?

Discuss with your MD. Write down why you think you are at risk for pancreatic cancer, and meet with your doctor. Before, talk to your family members and write down all relatives who have been diagnosed with cancer and at what age they were diagnosed. Be sure to share any symptoms you are having with your md. Pancreatic cancer is very rare and difficult to diagnose; unfortunately there is not a good screening test. Read more...
Depends. There are rare families with hereditary pancreas cancer--if you are in one of those you should find a clinic that specifically addresses them--2 i know are at johns hopkins and the university of washington/seattle cancer care alliance. Read more...

Why would pancreatic cancer be one of the most dangerous?

Because of. Anatomical location, early diagnosis is difficult. Also, it spreads early and usually is quite aggressive. That is why it results in a poor prognosis. Read more...

What are the chances of pancreatic cancer reoccuring after eight years? What would be the most likely earliest symptoms?

Pancreatic. Cancer can always reoccurr. symptoms abdominal pain by belly bottom, weight loss, decrease appetite. Difficult to diagnose. National cancer center network has guidelines for pancreatic cancer. Please see your doctor within the next week. Read more...
Pancreatic cancer. I have never seen a case recur after 8 years, although everything is possible. Visit your gastroenterologist. Read more...
Maybe something else. The majority of pancreatic cancers recur within the first 2-4 years, but some recur as long as 10-15 years out. Main symptoms may be unexplained weight loss, jaundice, abdominal or back pain. There can be other causes for many of these things, so go back to your oncologist for a check up. Read more...

I am using snus (also called snus) I am 18 years old. Am I at risk to develope pancreatic cancer?

Tobacco derivative. You have a better chance of developing lung cancer rather than pancreatic cancer that is because sinus contains tobacco. Read more...
Yes. Tobacco products put you at increased risk for many cancer. Pancreatic cancer is probably one that is increased in smokers or other tobacco use. For sure increases risk of oral and throat cancers (i saw a 19 year old die from it! stop now! Read more...

In general, is Gemzar (gemcitabine) as chemo for pancreatic cancer more potent with many more side effects that most other agents, like 5-FU?

One of the best drug. Gemzar (gemcitabine) was the first approved drug and was superior to 5-FU for treating this cancer . So it continues to be the key drugs in the newer combinatiions being developed(or recently developed such as NAb-Paclitaxel+Gemzar (gemcitabine)). It does not have any serious toxicities just lowers the blood counts which is mostly inconsequential. Read more...

Hi doctor ive been having white spots in my stools but most off which are brown scared of pancreatic cancer help?

A colonoscopy would. A great thing to ensure that you are not undergoing anything that you are concerned about. I think that if you get one, it can put your mind at ease. Read more...
Unlikely. Please see your health provider for further assessment. Read more...

Mothers mom had pancreatic cancer at 72, dad had colon at 87, she had had lobular breast cancer at 54. I've had brca testing- negative. Am I at risk?

Doubt. With the negative BRCA tests, your risk of these is much lower. They may identify other genetic tumor markers for these as time goes on. Remember, the majority of colon cancer is found in persons without a family history for it. Read more...
Some risk. There is some risk even though you don't have the BRCA gene mutation. If your own parents, instead of your grandparents, had these diseases your risk would be greater. A geneticist can advise you better,however. Read more...
Not extra risk. Keep up surveillance like everybody else, and good luck. Read more...