Smoking, drinking tied to earlier pancreatic cancer: study


(Reuters) - People who smoke or drink heavily may develop pancreatic cancer at an earlier age than those who avoid those habits, according to a U.S. study, but quitting both appears to help.
It’s long been known that smoking is a risk factor for developing pancreatic cancer, a disease that is rarely caught early and has a grim prognosis. Only about five of every 100 people diagnosed with the cancer remain alive five years later.
http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/09/19/health-pancreaticcancer-idINL4E8KJ00620120919

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