Does pancreatictist lead to pancreatic cancer?

Risk factors 2 watch. The risk of pancreatic cancer is increased in: tobacco smokers, being overweight, workplace exposure to certain chemicals, age >45, male gender, Afro American race, family history, genetic syndromes, diabetes, liver cirrhosis, chronic pancreatitis, possibly H.pylori, diets (rich in red meat, pork, processed meats), physical inactivity, heavy alcohol intake. Best to change what risks you can please.
Usually not. A hereditary form of recurrent pancreatitis does tend to turn into pancreatic cancer, but this is uncommon. Alcoholic pancreatitis isn't so much a cancer risk, nor is the gallstone type.

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Does chronic pancreatitis lead to pancreatic cancer?

Usually not. Chronic pancreatitis by itself 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. Read more...
Increased risk. The main risk factors appear to be smoking, diabetes, excessive alcohol intake, and chronic pancreatitis. However, none of these are terribly strong associations like, for example, the link between smoking and lung cancer. Read more...

How can I distinguish between pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer?

Difficult. Even with invasive testing, this can be a very difficult distinction. EUS (endoscopic ultrasound) with biopsy, ERCP with brushings, and scans like MRI or CT tend to be the most reliable ways to tell pancreatic cancer apart from pancreatitis. Even biopsy samples can at times be difficult to tell the 2 apart underneath the microscope. In terms of symptoms, essentially all the symptoms overlap. Read more...

Can you tell me about pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer advice/info?

See below. Please consult these sites for information on these topics. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pancreatitis/basics/definition/con-20028421 http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pancreatic-cancer/basics/definition/CON-20028153. Read more...

Is there a noticeable difference between pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer?

In pain? Your question isn't quite clear. Obviously there's a huge difference in that pancreatic cancer is cancer and pancreatitis is an inflammatory process of the pancreas (usually caused by alcohol or gallstones). However, pancreatic cancer can cause pancreatitis as well. Pancreatitis can be very serious though--you should seek evaluation for your presumed abdominal pain. Read more...
Not really. Both can present with pain, itching, yellow skin and eyes. The CT scan will be the first step to help differentiate. Then some blood tests. Read more...