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Open Access 25-04-2024 | Pancreatic Cancer | Review

The odyssee from surveillance to the detection of pancreatic cancer, total pancreatectomy, and its impact on life. insights from a p16-Leiden pathogenic variant carrier

Authors: Amarensia (Marit) Spruitenburg, Hans FA Vasen

Published in: Familial Cancer

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I will begin my story in March 2001. That’s when pancreatic cancer was diagnosed in my sister. She passed away a month later, leaving us bewildered and sorrowful. She was 49 years old. Shortly after her death, my brother suggested that we contact the Clinical Genetics Center. Our mother had died young, and her sister had also succumbed to pancreatic cancer. My brother had heard from someone that there are families in this region with a hereditary predisposition for melanomas and pancreatic cancer. Both my sister and I had experienced melanomas (Fig 1.) …
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Title
The odyssee from surveillance to the detection of pancreatic cancer, total pancreatectomy, and its impact on life. insights from a p16-Leiden pathogenic variant carrier
Authors
Amarensia (Marit) Spruitenburg
Hans FA Vasen
Publication date
25-04-2024
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Published in
Familial Cancer
Print ISSN: 1389-9600
Electronic ISSN: 1573-7292
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10689-024-00385-0
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