Heavy drinking not linked to pancreatic cancer

But drinking less alcohol from an early age may lead to better survival after diagnosis, say researchers
Staff writer

A Cancer Council Victoria study has failed to show heavy drinkers are more likely to be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, but it did find a link between lower use of alcohol from an early age and better survival after a diagnosis. 

The longitudinal study followed 38,000 people for about 20 years, with participants reporting frequency and quantity of alcohol intake over 10-year periods from age 20.