Which age groups have the highest prevalence of pancreatic cancer by age?

Updated: Mar 07, 2019
  • Author: Tomislav Dragovich, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: N Joseph Espat, MD, MS, FACS  more...
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In the absence of predisposing conditions, such as familial pancreatic cancer and chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer is unusual in persons younger than 45 years. After age 50 years, the frequency of pancreatic cancer increases linearly.

The median age at diagnosis is 69 years in whites and 65 years in blacks; some single-institution data reported from large cancer centers suggest that the median age at diagnosis in both sexes has fallen to 63 years of age.


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