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Pancreatitis is a condition where inflammation of the pancreas takes place, causing people to experience severe abdominal (stomach) pain, fever, nausea and vomiting.

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Hereditary pancreatitis is most concerning, as it affects young children who then have a higher risk of developing pancreatic cancer in later life.

Aside from genetic risk factors, pancreatitis can be triggered by causes including alcohol consumption, gallstones, infection, obesity, certain medications, injuries to the pancreas and pancreatic structural abnormalities.

Together with our Group charity Kidney Transplant & Diabetes Research Australia, we are committed to finding new ways to treat pancreatitis, enhance organ transplantation and ultimately eliminate this disease from our community.

Chelsea Holloway shares her incredible journey with pancreatitis

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