Piedmont Cancer

Pancreatic & Liver Cancer

Hereditary Risk Factors for Pancreatic Cancer

Approximately 10% of pancreatic cancer is hereditary, which means it is caused by an inherited gene mutation that runs in a family. Genetic counselors are available at Piedmont Cancer to help determine if genetic testing for inherited pancreatic cancer risk would be beneficial for you and your family.

If you or a close family member (on either side of the family) have had any of the following, you may benefit from genetic counseling for pancreatic cancer risk:

Pancreatic cancer diagnosed at any age, especially if any of the following are present:

  • Pancreatic cancer in multiple close relatives
  • A family history of melanoma, breast, ovarian, prostate, colon, uterine, stomach, and/or other cancers
  • Ashkenazi Jewish (Eastern European Jewish) ancestry

Contact a Genetic Counselor

Ask your doctor about pancreatic cancer genetic risk assessment, or contact one of our genetic counselors at 404-425-7300.

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