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Question:

From the state of Washington, USA:

My grandfather had cancer of the pancreas. Is it possible I will get diabetes?

Answer:

I know of no relationship of diabetes to pancreatic cancer in the sense you are asking. I would expect that your (and your grandfather's) risk of diabetes to be related to other genetic factors, diabetes in the family, as well as personal risk factors, weight, etc.

LD

DTQ-20010409155742D
Original posting 23 Apr 2001
Posted to Genetics and Heredity

  
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