A new study shows that diabetics have a higher risk for specific types cancer

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By 1cookie :) Latest Reply 2011-04-10 10:13:04 -0500
Started 2011-04-09 07:29:05 -0500

I posted an article titled :

Add Cancer to Health Risks of Diabetes: Study
Colon, rectum, liver cancers increased in people with diabetes…

Learn more about steps you can take to help prevent cancer from the U.S. National Cancer Institute…

Read the article and decide for yourself.

Factors That are Known to Increase the Risk of Cancer

Cigarette Smoking and Tobacco Use

Tobacco use is strongly linked to an increased risk for many kinds of cancer. Smoking cigarettes is the leading cause of the following types of cancer:

Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML).
Bladder cancer.
Cervical cancer.
Esophageal cancer.
Kidney cancer.
Lung cancer.
Oral cavity cancer.
Pancreatic cancer.
Stomach cancer.


Studies have shown that drinking alcohol is linked to an increased risk of the following types of cancers:

Oral cancer.
Esophageal cancer.
Breast cancer.
Colorectal cancer (in men).
Drinking alcohol may also increase the risk of liver cancer and female colorectal cancer.

Studies show that obesity is linked to a higher risk of the following types of cancer:

Postmenopausal breast cancer.
Colorectal cancer.
Endometrial cancer.
Esophageal cancer.
Kidney cancer.
Pancreatic cancer.
Some studies show that obesity is also a risk factor for cancer of the gallbladder.

Physical Activity

Studies show that people who are physically active have a lower risk of certain cancers than those who are not. It is not known if physical activity itself is the reason for this.

Studies show a strong link between physical activity and a lower risk of colorectal cancer. Some studies show that physical activity protects against postmenopausal breast cancer and endometrial cancer.

See the following PDQ summaries for more information:

Breast Cancer Prevention
Colorectal Cancer Prevention
Endometrial Cancer Prevention

Knowing this information, will you make changes to reduce your risk of developing cancer?

4 replies

blessedbeing 2011-04-10 09:29:36 -0500 Report

My mother was diagnosed with diabetes and then with colon cancer. I'll be getting a colonoscopy as soon as I can.

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1cookie :) 2011-04-10 10:11:17 -0500 Report

I get a screening evert 5 yrs..The first found polyps that they said wer'nt a problem..but I have to go back ane eval reg..