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Diabetes is linked to certain types of cancer.

Eating healthy and taking care of yourself is more important than ever. Research conducted by the American Cancer Society shows that Type 2 diabetes is linked with certain types of cancer.

Eating healthy and taking care of yourself is more important than ever. Research conducted by the American Cancer Society shows that Type 2 diabetes is linked to certain types of cancer. Managing your health and getting screened for diabetes and cancer today can help you avoid complications down the road.

The hidden risks of diabetes

There are many factors that increase your risk of Type 2 diabetes, like family history, age, and race. However, obesity, diet, and physical inactivity are the primary risk factors. The good news is that these behaviors can be managed. Learn more about diabetes.

Risks

If you have type 2 diabetes you have a greater risk of developing cancer.

Type 2 diabetes increases the risk of certain types of cancer including:

  • Liver
  • Pancreas
  • Endometrium
  • Colon and rectum
  • Breast
  • Bladder

Type 2 diabetes and cancer have shared risk factors.

There are certain risk factors both diseases share that may, in part, contribute to that risk:

  • Aging
  • Obesity
  • Diet
  • Physical Inactivity

If you have type 2 diabetes, get screened for cancer.

It’s important for you to follow recommended cancer screening guidelines to stay aware of any changes in your body. Be sure to report any symptoms to your primary care provider. It’s important to find cancer at an early stage, when it’s most treatable.

Get help with cancer screenings

Whether you have insurance or not, a nurse navigator can schedule a diabetes or cancer screening for you. He or she can also help you prepare for your screening and understand your results.

Programs

Register for a free six-week self-management program.

Please browse our offerings below. For more information or questions about program registration, please call 302-990-0522.


Program

Location

Date & Time

Availability

  • Chronic Pain

    In-person

    Open to:

    General Public

    Howard Weston Senior Center
    1 Bassett Ave., Manor Park, New Castle, DE 19720

    New Castle County

    Wed
    12:30pm- 2:30pm

    Sessions:
    • Sep 18, 2024
    • Sep 25, 2024
    • Oct 2, 2024
    • Oct 9, 2024
    • Oct 16, 2024
    • Oct 23, 2024
    Register

    Seats available

  • Chronic Disease

    In-person

    Open to:

    General Public

    Cape Henlopen Senior Center
    11 Christian Street, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

    Kent County

    Thu
    9:00am to 11:30am

    Sessions:
    • Apr 4, 2024
    • Apr 11, 2024
    • Apr 18, 2024
    • Apr 25, 2024
    • May 2, 2024
    • May 16, 2024
    Register

    Seats available

  • Cancer

    In-person

    Open to:

    General Public

    Dover YMCA
    1137 S State St, Dover, DE 19901

    Kent County

    Thu
    1:00pm-3:30pm

    Sessions:
    • Jun 6, 2024
    • Jun 13, 2024
    • Jun 20, 2024
    • Jun 27, 2024
    • Jul 11, 2024
    • Jul 18, 2024
    Register

    Seats available

  • Cancer

    In-person

    Open to:

    General Public

    Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
    4701 Ogletown-Stanton Rd, Newark, DE 19713

    New Castle County

    Wed
    5:00pm-7:30 PM

    Sessions:
    • Mar 27, 2024
    • Apr 3, 2024
    • Apr 10, 2024
    • Apr 17, 2024
    • Apr 24, 2024
    • May 1, 2024
    Register

    Seats available

  • Chronic Pain

    Virtual

    Open to:

    General Public

    County

    Wed
    10:00am-12:30pm

    Sessions:
    • Apr 10, 2024
    • Apr 17, 2024
    • Apr 24, 2024
    • May 1, 2024
    • May 8, 2024
    • May 15, 2024
    Register

    Seats available

  • Chronic Pain

    In-person

    Open to:

    General Public

    Modern Maturity Center
    1121 Forrest Ave, Activity Room 5, Dover, DE 19901

    Kent County

    Mon
    9:30am-12:00pm

    Sessions:
    • Mar 18, 2024
    • Mar 25, 2024
    • Apr 1, 2024
    • Apr 8, 2024
    • Apr 15, 2024
    • Apr 22, 2024
    Register

    Seats available

  • Cancer

    Virtual

    Open to:

    General Public

    County

    Fri
    5:00pm - 7:30pm

    Sessions:
    • Apr 5, 2024
    • Apr 12, 2024
    • Apr 19, 2024
    • Apr 26, 2024
    • May 3, 2024
    • May 10, 2024
    Register

    Seats available

  • Diabetes

    Virtual

    Open to:

    General Public

    County

    Thu
    10:00 am-12:30pm

    Sessions:
    • Mar 14, 2024
    • Mar 21, 2024
    • Mar 27, 2024
    • Apr 4, 2024
    • Apr 11, 2024
    • Apr 18, 2024
    Register

    Seats available

  • Chronic Pain

    In-person

    Open only to:

    Community Members Only

    The Lodge at Historic Lewes Theatre on King
    1008 Kings Hwy, Lewes, DE 19958

    Sussex County

    Tue
    9:30AM-12:00PM

    Sessions:
    • Apr 9, 2024
    • Apr 16, 2024
    • Apr 23, 2024
    • Apr 30, 2024
    • May 7, 2024
    • May 14, 2024
    Register

    Seats available

  • Diabetes

    In-person

    Open to:

    General Public

    Howard Weston Senior Center
    1 Bassett Ave., Manor Park, New Castle, DE 19720

    New Castle County

    Wed
    12:30pm -3:00pm

    Sessions:
    • Apr 10, 2024
    • Apr 17, 2024
    • Apr 24, 2024
    • May 1, 2024
    • May 8, 2024
    • May 15, 2024
    Register

    Seats available

  • Chronic Disease

    Virtual

    Open to:

    General Public

    County

    Tue
    10:00am - 12:30pm

    Sessions:
    • Mar 5, 2024
    • Mar 12, 2024
    • Mar 19, 2024
    • Mar 26, 2024
    • Apr 2, 2024
    • Apr 9, 2024
    Register

    Seats available

  • Cancer

    In-person

    Open to:

    General Public

    Bear Glasgow YMCA
    351 George Williams Way, Newark, DE 19702

    New Castle County

    Wed
    1:00pm -3:30pm

    Sessions:
    • Jun 5, 2024
    • Jun 12, 2024
    • Jun 19, 2024
    • Jun 26, 2024
    • Jul 3, 2024
    • Jul 10, 2024
    Register

    Seats available

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