Type 2 Diabetes and Your Cancer Risk
If you have diabetes, you probably know that the disease increases your chance of developing certain health conditions like heart disease and kidney problems. But what about cancer? Research shows that people who have diabetes are at greater risk for some types of cancer than those who do not have diabetes. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to protect yourself.
Understanding Your Risk
Studies show that people with type 2 diabetes are twice as likely to develop liver, pancreatic, and endometrial cancer as those without the disease. Diabetes is also linked to a greater incidence of colorectal, breast, and bladder cancer. (One piece of good news: Men with diabetes have a lower chance of developing prostate cancer.) The big question is why?
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