What is the life-time risk for pancreatic cancer?

Updated: Mar 07, 2019
  • Author: Tomislav Dragovich, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: N Joseph Espat, MD, MS, FACS  more...
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Although pancreatic cancer accounts for only about 3% of all cancers in the United States, it is the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women, being responsible for 7% of all cancer-related deaths. The average lifetime risk of developing pancreatic cancer is about 1 in 67. [10] (See Epidemiology.)


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