Hello! Thank you for the query. The average person has less than 1% lifetime risk of pancreas cancer. Chronic pancreatitis increases this risk 15-20 times. So we can say your risk is about 15%. If you smoke and are obese this makes your risk even higher. After pancreas removal (which is very large surgery) the quality of life is good. All you have to take is Insulin (you will have diabetes after total pancreas removal) and digestive hormons of pancreas with every meals. There is a special diet after pancreas removal. Hope this will help. Regards.