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Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Link between diuretics and pancreatic cancer
My mom died of pancreatic cancer; she constantly used OTC diuretic pills named "Alaphen" (sp?) -- could there be a connection? Thank you.
Not that I am aware of. The most common link to pancreas cancer is smoking.
Syed A Ahmad, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati