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Diabetics On Insulin Face Greater Cancer Death Risk

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A new European study found long-time diabetics treated with insulin were four times more likely to die within a year of being diagnosed with cancer than non-diabetics.  

This risk was lower for diabetes patients taking only oral medications, but they still had poorer survival rates than cancer patients without diabetes.

Researchers say differences in cancer treatment for diabetics may contribute to the risk of early death, but they also speculate that diabetes may mask early symptoms of cancer and delay diagnosis.


 

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