Could a 21 year old have pancreatic cancer?

Yes. I just operated on a 20 year old 6 mo ago. Did a whipple for adenocarcinoma. Luckily she is disease free now...Still early though.

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Is it rare for a 29 year old to have pancreatic cancer?

Rare. Rare but possible. Younger people with pancreatic cancer sometimes have a different form if cancer that us less aggressive. Needs a eus study and biopsy to diagnosis and treat. Read more...
Very rare- 0.4 % From 2005-2009, the median age at diagnosis for cancer of the pancreas was 71 years of age. Approximately 0.1% were diagnosed under age 20; 0.4% between 20 and 34; 2.2% between 35 and 44. Read more...
Yes. Pancreatic cancer is primarily a disease of older patients-usually in their 6th or 7th decade. It is not impossible but is very rare to have pancreatic cancer at age 29. Read more...

What is the probability of pancreatic cancer in a 17 year old?

Very rare. Rarely can get pancreatic endocrine tumors in younger people (not adenocarcinoma) but that wold be rare at age 17. Read more...

How probable is it for an 18 year old to get pancreatic cancer?

No. It is very unusual for children to have pancreatic cancer. I work for pediatrics oncology for 40 years and I did not have one patient with pancreatic cancer. Read more...

Should a 20 year old be worrying about possibly having pancreatic cancer?

P16. Your worry would be warranted if you have several family members who have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer or are known to carry a p16 gene mutation. In the absence of these, you don't have much cause to worry. Read more...
I worry about. Pancreas cancer because i'm over 60, and in the peak age. Unless there is a strong family history, it is not at all likely for a 20 year to have pancreas cancer. Read more...

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

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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...

Should my dad be screened for pancreatic cancer? Since he's a 56 year old diabetic. How is this screened for?

See below. There is no blood test for pancreatic cancer screening. If the suspicion is high an imaging study, ultrasound, CT or MRI may be done. You may consult this site and then discuss the matter with your father's doctor: http://www.uchospitals.edu/specialties/cancer/pancreatic/screening.html. Read more...

Is pancreatic cancer rare in 25 year olds?

Yes. But, not unheard of. The typical adenocarcinoma of the pancreas is much more common in middle-aged to elderly patients. There are some other types of cancer, more endocrine in nature, which can occur in younger patients. Make sure you have a discussion with your doctor, who can guide you to a competent surgeon and oncologist, if needed. Good luck. Read more...
Yes. But can occur in very low percent incidence and age is no exception for cancer. Read more...

What are the chances of a 20 year old man with no known family history getting pancreatic cancer?

Pancreatic CA. Pancreatic CA is normally found in older like over 45, who have smoked. It's also linked to diabetes, obesity, FH. Being 20 would make it extremely unlikely for you to have pancreatic CA. You have plenty of time to take care of yourself...exercise, loose wt,eat well, take omega 3 and vit D, get at least 15 to 30 min of outside time every day, and do things you enjoy. Enjoy life!! Read more...