However, by addressing the causes and risk factors of pancreatic cancer, such as smoking, obesity, alcohol intake and a diet high in fat and red meat, primary care physicians and specialists can help to reduce the incidence of the disease, DePalma told Healio Internal Medicine. Watch the video . . .
Pancreatic cancer is on the rise and is expected to surpass colon and rectal cancer as the third-leading cause of cancer-related death, Fedele DePalma, MD, gastroenterologist at Christiana Care Health System, said at the second annual GI Symposium.