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Chronic pancreatitis fatal?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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Chronic pancreatitis is a serious illness with a 50% mortality rate over 20-25 years.
People with garden variety chronic pancreatitis do not have an appreciable increase in incidence of pancreatic cancer; however, the small number of people with hereditary pancreatitis have a 40% life time risk of cancer of pancreas.

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Chronic pancreatitis is a serious illness with a 50% mortality rate over 20-25 years.
People with garden variety chronic pancreatitis do not have an appreciable increase in incidence of pancreatic cancer; however, the small number of people with hereditary pancreatitis have a 40% life time risk of cancer of pancreas.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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