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Pancreatic Cancer

Link between diuretics and pancreatic cancer

06/30/2009

Question:

My mom died of pancreatic cancer; she constantly used OTC diuretic pills named "Alaphen" (sp?) -- could there be a connection? Thank you.

Answer:

Not that I am aware of. The most common link to pancreas cancer is smoking.

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Response by:

Syed A Ahmad, MD Syed A Ahmad, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati