QOD 37: Risk Factors for Pancreatic Cancer (Oncology/Health Promotion and Maintenance)

QOD 37: Risk Factors for Pancreatic Cancer (Oncology/Health Promotion and Maintenance)

Answer:

A.  Tobacco use

C.  Exposure to certain pesticides

Rationale: 

Cancer of the pancreas is a life-threatening condition that often has a poor prognosis. Risk factors for this type of cancer include such factors as tobacco use in the patient and exposure to certain toxic chemicals, such as pesticides . . .