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Is my diabetes a causal factor in my three primary cancers?

By Anonymous May 26, 2014 - 2:59pm
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In my early 40s, I was diagnosed with breast cancer followed by 2+ years if infection from surgery (probably exacerbated by my diabetes). Three years later, it was discovered that I had both uterine and fallopian cancers (separate cancers - not mets). My lifestyle is sedentary, I am morbidly obese, on insulin. I thought if you are doing any testing, or evaluating, you may want to include my cancer "experience" in your figures.

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Hello Anonymous,

I am sorry to hear that you have been diagnosed with three primary cancers and are dealing with diabetes.

Anonymous, studies have found associations between diabetes and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and colorectal, prostate, endometrial, liver, breast, and renal cell cancers.

Here is the link to the full article, "Diabetes and Cancer: Scientists Search for a Possible Link" in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute

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May 26, 2014 - 4:50pm
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