Pancreatic Cancer Risks Higher When Running in the Family

October 15, 2014 8:55 AM

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Pancreatic cancer is one of the most problematic types as it is often discovered when medical intervention is not suitable anymore. Less than 5 percent of the people who suffer from pancreatic cancer survive for more than five years and just less than 20 percent of the patients undergo tumor extraction. The lucky ones have smaller tumors which can easily be removed and their lymph nodes clearly indicate the disease.

Only three percent of the cancer cases affect the pancreas. In real numbers, however, it means that close to 50,000 people will suffer from it in 2014 alone, according to American Cancer Association data, Medical News Today reports.

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