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Medical researchers remain unsure of the exact causes of pancreatic cancer. However, they have discovered many factors that increase the risks, including genetic makeup and lifestyle. The fact that a person has a higher risk profile for some reason does not mean they will certainly get the disease. Statistics do suggest some correlation, but we currently don't understand the links well. There are many causes of pancreatic cancer.

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1. Older People Are At Higher Risk

Everyone hopes to reach old age, but this period of life also brings its health challenges. Unfortunately, pancreatic cancer can be one of those challenges. Figures show that the disease is relatively uncommon in people under the age of 50. About half of all new cases involve people aged over 75. These statistics suggest that something in the aging processes increases the risks of developing the disease. Hopefully, future research will help doctors understand this process better and perhaps develop preventative treatments.

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