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My sister says she has pancreatic cancer. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: No, unless..

No. Genetic abnormality only accounts for a small fraction of pancreatic cancer cases.
Up to 10 percent of patients with pancreatic cancer have a family history of the disease the risk will be higher if you have a very strong family history of other cancers in the family as well.

In brief: No, unless..

No. Genetic abnormality only accounts for a small fraction of pancreatic cancer cases.
Up to 10 percent of patients with pancreatic cancer have a family history of the disease the risk will be higher if you have a very strong family history of other cancers in the family as well.
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