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Pancreatic cancer is rare, only accounting for about three percent of all cancers. It tends to spread rapidly and is usually advanced by the time it is diagnosed. Although experts have not been able to identify the exact cause of pancreatic cancer, there are steps you can take to decrease your risk of developing it.
Concerned about your risk of pancreatic cancer? To talk to an expert oncologist at Dignity Health North State about how to prevent pancreatic cancer in Northern California, use our online Find a Doctor tool. We provide comprehensive care for pancreatic cancer symptoms, stages, and more.
Risk factors that increase the likelihood of developing pancreatic cancer include:
The best way to prevent pancreatic cancer is to address lifestyle choices and medical conditions that increase your risk. Tips to lower your risk include:
Schedule an appointment with one of our expert oncologists at Dignity Health North State to assess your risk for pancreatic cancer. If you are diagnosed, we can help you find a support group at one of our hospitals and explain your treatment options. We can provide you with trusted cancer care that puts your well-being and dignity at the center.