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Pancreatic Cancer Risk: Chronic Pancreatitis Increases Risk

Pancreatic Cancer Risk: Chronic Pancreatitis Increases Risk

Unfortunately those who suffer from long-term chronic pancreatitis also have increased pancreatic cancer risk (5% of CP patients may end up with pancreatic cancer) [1]. Don’t go all wiggy on me about it. The increased risk isn’t something that guarantees you are in trouble. It is merely an increased risk, nothing more. BUT … IF you have chronic pancreatitis you should be aware of your increased risk so that you can take steps to decrease that risk and hopefully avoid contracting…

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Smoking Increases Pancreatic Calcification Risk

Smoking Increases Pancreatic Calcification Risk

Is it true that smoking increases pancreatic calcification risk? According to an article published in the March 2014 issue of Pancreas smoking increases the risk of complications such as pancreatic calcification in those who have chronic pancreatitis. Those of you who smoke and also have chronic pancreatitis may want to quit smoking. I’ve smoked for years (since I was a kid) but just because I’m an idiot doesn’t mean you should be one too! Knowing that smoking increases your risk…

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