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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

    Harvest Years Senior Center
    30 South Street, Camden, DE 19934

    Kent County

    Location:

    30 South Street,
    Camden, DE, 19934

    Kent County

    Mon
    12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

    Sessions:
    • Oct 24, 2022
    • Oct 31, 2022
    • Nov 7, 2022
    • Nov 14, 2022
    • Nov 21, 2022
    • Nov 28, 2022
    Register

    Seats available

  • Chronic Pain

    In-person

    Open to:

    General Public

    Newark Senior Center
    200 White Chapel Drive, Newark, DE 19713

    NCC County

    Location:

    200 White Chapel Drive,
    Newark, DE, 19713

    NCC County

    Thu
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Sessions:
    • Nov 3, 2022
    • Nov 10, 2022
    • Nov 17, 2022
    • Dec 1, 2022
    • Dec 8, 2022
    • Dec 15, 2022
    Register

    Seats available

  • Chronic Pain

    In-person

    Open to:

    General Public

    Comprehensive Spine Center LLC
    240 Beiser Blvd # 201A,, Dover, DE 19904

    Kent County

    Location:

    240 Beiser Blvd # 201A,,
    Dover, DE, 19904

    Kent County

    Wed
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Sessions:
    • Oct 12, 2022
    • Oct 19, 2022
    • Oct 26, 2022
    • Nov 2, 2022
    • Nov 9, 2022
    • Nov 16, 2022
    Register

    Seats available

  • Diabetes

    In-person

    Open to:

    General Public

    Location:

    19 Lambson Ln, Rose Hill Comm. Ctr.,
    New Castle, DE, 19720

    NCC County

    Thu
    9:30am - 12:00pm

    Sessions:
    • Oct 13, 2022
    • Oct 20, 2022
    • Oct 27, 2022
    • Nov 3, 2022
    • Nov 10, 2022
    • Nov 17, 2022
    Register

    Seats available

  • Chronic Pain

    In-person

    Open to:

    General Public

    Middletown-Odessa-Townsend Jean Birch Senior Center
    300 S Scott St, MIddletown, DE 19709

    NCC County

    Location:

    300 S Scott St,
    MIddletown, DE, 19709

    NCC County

    Mon
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm

    Sessions:
    • Oct 31, 2022
    • Nov 7, 2022
    • Nov 14, 2022
    • Nov 21, 2022
    • Nov 28, 2022
    • Dec 5, 2022
    Register

    Seats available

  • Chronic Pain

    In-person

    Open to:

    General Public

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

    Sussex County

    Location:

    11 Christian St,
    Rehoboth Beach, DE, 19971

    Sussex County

    Tue
    1:00 pm -3:30 pm

    Sessions:
    • Oct 25, 2022
    • Nov 1, 2022
    • Nov 8, 2022
    • Nov 15, 2022
    • Nov 22, 2022
    • Nov 29, 2022
    Register

    Seats available

  • Cancer

    In-person

    Open to:

    General Public

    Modern Maturity Center
    1121 Forrest Ave., Dover, DE 19904

    Kent County

    Location:

    1121 Forrest Ave.,
    Dover, DE, 19904

    Kent County

    Tue
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Sessions:
    • Oct 25, 2022
    • Nov 1, 2022
    • Nov 8, 2022
    • Nov 15, 2022
    • Nov 22, 2022
    • Nov 29, 2022
    Register

    Seats available

  • Chronic Pain

    In-person

    Open to:

    General Public

    Mamie Warren Senior Center
    1775 Wheatley's Pond Road, Smyrna, DE 19977

    NCC County

    Location:

    1775 Wheatley's Pond Road,
    Smyrna, DE, 19977

    NCC County

    Thu
    10:00am - 12:30pm

    Sessions:
    • Oct 13, 2022
    • Oct 20, 2022
    • Oct 27, 2022
    • Nov 3, 2022
    • Nov 10, 2022
    • Nov 17, 2022
    Register

    Seats available

  • Chronic Disease

    Virtual

    Open to:

    General Public

    Milford Wellness Village
    Virtual, , DE -----

    County

    County

    Mon
    2:00pm-4:30pm

    Sessions:
    • Oct 3, 2022
    • Oct 10, 2022
    • Oct 17, 2022
    • Oct 24, 2022
    • Oct 31, 2022
    • Nov 7, 2022
    Register

    Seats available

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