Learn About Hereditary Pancreatic Cancer - Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered - Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered
Learn About Hereditary Pancreatic Cancer
November 1, 2016
by Lisa Rezende, PhD
November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. FORCE wants to raise awareness of the risk of pancreatic cancer in the hereditary cancer community. Pancreatic cancer is rare but BRCA carriers have a high risk, up to 5% compared to the 1.5% for the general population. Between BRCA carriers, the risk is higher for individuals with the BRCA2 mutation than with the BRCA1 mutation. People with mutations in PALB2, STK11, CDKN2a, and other genes are also at increased risk of pancreatic cancer.
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