Is pancreatic cancer hereditary?


While pancreatic cancer isn’t always hereditary, it can run in families. Researchers have linked certain genes and gene mutations to pancreatic cancer, but only some of these genes are hereditary. If pancreatic cancer runs in your family, doctors may consider you at higher risk and recommend tests to help determine whether you have one of the known gene mutations and to detect signs of cancer early on. These tests can lead to an earlier diagnosis, which may improve your treatment options and outlook. #WorldPancreaticCancerDay