People with diabetes, particularly women, at higher risk for certain cancers

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According to a recent study published in the journal Diabetes Care, patients with diabetes, particularly women, had a higher risk of developing esophageal, liver, and pancreatic cancer compared with patients without diabetes. For the study, researchers at the Department of Clinical Diabetes and Epidemiology of the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne, Australia, identified 953,382 patients with type 1 or 2 diabetes between 1997 and 2008 from the National Diabetes Registry in Australia.

Results showed that of those with type 1 diabetes, men were 2% more likely than women to develop cancer and women were 1% more likely to develop it than the general population. Particularly, women with diabetes had the highest risk of developing pancreatic, liver, and esophageal cancers, but also had a higher risk of developing colorectal, brain, gastric, ovarian, lung, thryoid, and endometrial cancer compared with the general population. In contrast, women with diabetes had a reduced risk for developing melanoma. Men with diabetes had a similar risk of developing the same cancers as women with diabetes, but men's risk was a bit lower than women's. In addition, men with diabetes had a decreased risk for developing prostate cancer compared with those in the general population.

People with diabetes, particularly women, at higher risk for certain cancers
People with diabetes, particularly women, at higher risk for certain cancers
Diabetes patients may need to take extra precautions to lower their risk for cancer or catch it early. A new study found that cancers of the pancreas, liver and esophagus were more common in people with diabetes. Women with diabetes had a higher risk of developing cancer than men with diabetes.
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