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    Is alcohol a risk factor for pancreatic cancer?

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  • Dr Kenneth Wong

    Bariatric (Obesity) Surgeon, General Surgeon, Laparoscopic Surgeon

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    No, not directly. Alcohol has never been shown to be a direct risk factor for pancreatic cancer. Alcohol is known as a cause of chronic pancreatitis which can significantly increase risk of pancreatic cancer.

    Dr. Ken Wong

    http://www.centralcoastsurgery.com.au

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