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Diabetes May Double Cancer Risk in Women

A new study finds that type 2 adult-onset diabetes has a surprisingly positive effect on reducing the rate of prostate cancer in men, but may double the risk of female genital and other cancers.

Study: Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Not Associated With Increased Breast Cancer Risk

Women who took statins do not face an increased breast cancer risk as had been suggested by some previous studies.

Colorectal Cancer Risk Higher In People With Insulin-Requiring Type 2 Diabetes

Study concludes that patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus who require long-term insulin therapy are at a significantly increased risk for colorectal cancer.

Cancer Drug Use Leads to Diabetes

A drug widely used by cancer and transplant patients also comes with a downside: it leads to diabetes in as many as 15 percent of the people who take it.
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Obesity Taken as Seriously as Cancer, Worse than Heart Disease

Americans now take obesity as seriously as cancer, and say it's an even bigger health threat than heart disease, the nation's leading killer. Understanding of...

Study: Obesity Independently Impacts Prostate Cancer Screening

When interpreting prostate cancer screening test results, physicians should consider the impact of a patient's body mass index, regardless of race.

Diabetics with Cancer: Get Your Act Together or Sugar Levels Will Kill You Before...

Diabetics are at a higher risk of getting cancer and uncontrolled high blood sugar is more likely to kill them and impairs their immune...

Drugs Commonly Used for Erectile Dysfunction Allowed More Chemotherapy to Reach Brain Tumors

Researchers found that medications commonly prescribed for erectile dysfunction opened a mechanism called the blood-brain tumor barrier and increased delivery of cancer-fighting drugs to malignant brain tumors.

Diabetes Doubles Risk of Liver Disease and Liver Cancer

Researchers have shown that diabetes can cause chronic liver disease and cancer of the liver.

Possible Link Between Two Type 2 Diabetes Drugs and Pancreatic Cancer

Two newer drugs used to treat Type 2 diabetes could be linked to a significantly increased risk of developing pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer, and one could also be linked to an increased risk of thyroid cancer.
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Burden of Chronic Conditions on Latin-American, Caribbean Health Systems Increasing

Six Latin American and Caribbean countries continue to face challenges managing more complex health needs related to certain diseases and conditions. The health systems of...

Diabetes, Heart Disease Can Herald Early GI Cancers

Heart disease and diabetes are among the most common conditions plaguing Americans today, and they are related to a host of other diseases. Research now also demonstrates that these conditions can be warning signs for some types of digestive cancers.

Nicotine By-Product Reacts with Proteins; May Contribute to The Pathology of Diabetes, Cancer, Aging,...

Two researchers have discovered that a chemical called nornicotine — which is naturally present in tobacco — may contribute to the pathology of diabetes, cancer, aging, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Elevated Glucose Levels And Diabetes Are Associated With Increased Risk For Cancer

New research involving more than one million people indicates that having high fasting serum glucose levels and diabetes are risk factors for several major cancers.

Group of Anti-Diabetic Drugs Can Lower Cancer Risk in Type 2 Diabetic Women Significantly

Study shows that a specific type of diabetes drug can decrease the risk of cancer in female patients with type 2 diabetes by up to 32 percent.
Tim Byers, M.D., M.P.H. Colorado University Cancer Center associate director for cancer prevention and control.

Research Shows Link Between Diabetes, Heart Disease and Cancer

There are a number of risk factors shared between diabetes, ischemic heart disease, and several different types of cancer. In a major symposium at the...

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