How Can I Reduce My Risk of Pancreatic Cancer?

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Our experts explain what those with a higher risk of pancreatic cancer can do to prevent it.

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So pancreas cancer is a tricky disease to prevent, and the main strategies are lifestyle considerations. So in terms of counseling individuals and families that might be at higher risk of disease because of either a genetic predisposition or because of family members we counsel to try to stay as active as possible, to try to keep the weight balanced, and to eat a healthy diet. So low in fat. Make sure the glucose, the sugar level, is controlled. We can't control our genes. And that's part of this. Not to smoke. That's really important. But they are the main things that we know of right now that can reduce the risk of developing this disease.