Notes on Pancreatic Cancer Screening

Is early detection of pancreatic cancer even practical for most people?

Fri, 22 Jul 2022

I consulted with a gastroenterologist this morning about the possibility of testing for pancreatic cancer because my father died of it in June 2021. The news wasn’t exactly heartening.

The advice I was given was to seek genetic counseling first. If I’m carrying genes that predispose me toward certain cancers, it’s easier to justify periodic screenings.

Guess I’d better eat more veggies, too. At least I’m not eating red meat regularly.