Study: 50% of pancreatic cancer patients are diabetic

Study: 50% of pancreatic cancer patients are diabetic


Study: 50% of pancreatic cancer patients are diabetic
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Fifty percent of patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer have already had type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.



The study included one million patients in Italy and Belgium carried out by the International Prevention Research Institute in France and presented results at the European Cancer Conference in Amsterdam. The study said people with diabetes had a seven-fold increased risk of cancer.



Experts say diabetes treatment can increase the risk of pancreatic cancer or that cancer may increase the risk of diabetes.



The study also said that diabetes is very common and more than 3.5 million cases suffer from this disease UK, while the pancreatic cancer is rare, it affects about 10,000 people annually.



"Doctors and patients should be aware that the onset of diabetes may be the first sign of hidden pancreatic cancer," said Dr. Magi Al-Farajat, chief executive of Cancer Research Fund, the national charity pancreas.



She added that there is currently no good way to detect pancreatic cancer, which shows no clear signs or symptoms, and said: "We hope that our results encourage the search for blood markers that indicate pancreatic cancer."Study: 50% of pancreatic cancer patients are diabetic
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Fifty percent of patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer have already had type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.



The study included one million patients in Italy and Belgium carried out by the International Prevention Research Institute in France and presented results at the European Cancer Conference in Amsterdam. The study said people with diabetes had a seven-fold increased risk of cancer.



Experts say diabetes treatment can increase the risk of pancreatic cancer or that cancer may increase the risk of diabetes.



The study also said that diabetes is very common and more than 3.5 million cases suffer from this disease UK, while the pancreatic cancer is rare, it affects about 10,000 people annually.



"Doctors and patients should be aware that the onset of diabetes may be the first sign of hidden pancreatic cancer," said Dr. Magi Al-Farajat, chief executive of Cancer Research Fund, the national charity pancreas.



She added that there is currently no good way to detect pancreatic cancer, which shows no clear signs or symptoms, and said: "We hope that our results encourage the search for blood markers that indicate pancreatic cancer."Study: 50% of pancreatic cancer patients are diabetic
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Fifty percent of patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer have already had type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.



The study included one million patients in Italy and Belgium carried out by the International Prevention Research Institute in France and presented results at the European Cancer Conference in Amsterdam. The study said people with diabetes had a seven-fold increased risk of cancer.



Experts say diabetes treatment can increase the risk of pancreatic cancer or that cancer may increase the risk of diabetes.



The study also said that diabetes is very common and more than 3.5 million cases suffer from this disease UK, while the pancreatic cancer is rare, it affects about 10,000 people annually.



"Doctors and patients should be aware that the onset of diabetes may be the first sign of hidden pancreatic cancer," said Dr. Magi Al-Farajat, chief executive of Cancer Research Fund, the national charity pancreas.



She added that there is currently no good way to detect pancreatic cancer, which shows no clear signs or symptoms, and said: "We hope that our results encourage the search for blood markers that indicate pancreatic cancer."
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