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Family history: Approximately five percent to ten percent of individuals with pancreatic cancer report a history of pancreatic cancer in a close family member. In addition, several other familial cancer such as breast cancer, colon cancer, also have been shown to be associated with an increased risk of pancreatic cancer (Shi, Hruban, & Klein, 2009). Based on the research, patients who have a family history of pancreatic cancer have an odds ratio value of 2.7, which is a significant factor after converging it to percentage (Hassan, et al., 2007). As a result, we can conclude that family history is one of the main risk factor of pancreatic cancer. Diabetes: According to our research, patients with diabetes mellitus had a risk for pancreatic cancer 2.6 times greater than that of nondiabetic patients. Even though diabetes act as an important risk factor of pancreatic cancer, the duration of diabetes does not have an effect on the chances of getting pancreatic cancer, meaning that subjects with a long duration of diabetes (>10 yr, odds ratio = 1.9) are not at a
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This note was uploaded on 08/28/2010 for the course BME BME1300 taught by Professor Dick during the Spring '10 term at Punjab Engineering College.

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