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.
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:
- Colon and rectum
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:
- 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.
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