6 on Health: Risk factors for pancreatic cancer
Today (Nov. 16) is World Pancreatic Cancer Day.
Some of the risk factors for pancreatic cancer include family history, pancreatitis, diabetes, smoking, obesity and age.
The five-year survival rate is just 9 percent -- one of the lowest among major types of cancer.
There are not currently any screening tests or early detection tools for pancreatic cancer.