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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

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Program

Location

Date & Time

Availability

  • Chronic Pain

    In-person

    Open to:

    General Public

    Location:

    19 Lambson Lane, Rose Hill Comm Ctr,
    New Castle, DE, 19720

    NCC County

    Thu
    9:30am -12:00pm

    Sessions:
    • Jan 13, 2022
    • Jan 20, 2022
    • Jan 27, 2022
    • Feb 3, 2022
    • Feb 10, 2022
    • Feb 17, 2022
    Register

    Seats available

  • Cancer

    In-person

    Open to:

    General Public

    Sellers Senior Center
    2800 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 19810

    NCC County

    Location:

    2800 Silverside Road,
    Wilmington, DE, 19810

    NCC County

    Wed
    12:00pm - 2:30 pm

    Sessions:
    • Jan 12, 2022
    • Jan 19, 2022
    • Jan 26, 2022
    • Feb 2, 2022
    • Feb 9, 2022
    • Feb 16, 2022
    Register

    Seats available

  • Chronic Disease

    In-person

    Open to:

    General Public

    Modern Maturity Center- Room 5
    1121 Forrest Ave, Dover, DE 19904

    Kent County

    Location:

    1121 Forrest Ave,
    Dover, DE, 19904

    Kent County

    Fri
    9:30 am - 12:00pm

    Sessions:
    • Jan 14, 2022
    • Jan 21, 2022
    • Jan 28, 2022
    • Feb 4, 2022
    • Feb 11, 2022
    • Feb 18, 2022
    Register

    Seats available

  • Diabetes

    In-person

    Open to:

    General Public

    Location:

    2400 N Broom Street,
    Wilmington, DE, 19802

    NCC County

    Wed
    2:00 - 4:30 pm

    Sessions:
    • Jan 12, 2022
    • Jan 19, 2022
    • Jan 26, 2022
    • Feb 2, 2022
    • Feb 9, 2022
    • Feb 16, 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
    1:00pm - 3:30 pm

    Sessions:
    • Jan 11, 2022
    • Jan 18, 2022
    • Jan 25, 2022
    • Feb 1, 2022
    • Feb 8, 2022
    • Feb 15, 2022
    Register

    Seats available

  • Chronic Disease

    Virtual

    Open to:

    General Public

    County

    County

    Mon
    10:00am-12:30pm

    Sessions:
    • Nov 15, 2021
    • Nov 22, 2021
    • Nov 29, 2021
    • Dec 6, 2021
    • Dec 13, 2021
    • Dec 20, 2021
    Register

    Seats available

  • Chronic Pain

    Virtual

    Open to:

    General Public

    County

    County

    Tue
    1:00pm-3:30pm

    Sessions:
    • Nov 16, 2021
    • Nov 23, 2021
    • Nov 30, 2021
    • Dec 7, 2021
    • Dec 14, 2021
    • Dec 21, 2021
    Register

    Seats available

  • Chronic Disease

    In-person

    Open to:

    General Public

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

    NCC County

    Location:

    1 Bassett Ave,
    New Castle, DE, 19720

    NCC County

    Wed
    9:30am - 12:00pm

    Sessions:
    • Jan 26, 2022
    • Feb 2, 2022
    • Feb 9, 2022
    • Feb 16, 2022
    • Feb 23, 2022
    • Mar 2, 2022
    Register

    Seats available

  • Chronic Disease

    In-person

    Open to:

    General Public

    Main Towers
    330 E Main St, Newark, DE 19711

    NCC County

    Location:

    330 E Main St,
    Newark, DE, 19711

    NCC County

    Wed
    9:30am - 12:00pm

    Sessions:
    • Jan 12, 2022
    • Jan 19, 2022
    • Jan 26, 2022
    • Feb 2, 2022
    • Feb 9, 2022
    • Feb 16, 2022
    Register

    Seats available

  • Diabetes

    In-person

    Open to:

    General Public

    Peoples Settlement Senior Center
    408 E 8th St, Wilmington, DE 19801

    NCC County

    Location:

    408 E 8th St,
    Wilmington, DE, 19801

    NCC County

    Fri
    12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

    Sessions:
    • Jan 14, 2022
    • Jan 21, 2022
    • Jan 28, 2022
    • Feb 4, 2022
    • Feb 11, 2022
    • Feb 18, 2022
    Register

    Seats available

  • Chronic Disease

    In-person

    Open to:

    General Public

    Windsor Apartments
    500 N. Walnut St., Wilmington, DE 19801

    NCC County

    Location:

    500 N. Walnut St.,
    Wilmington, DE, 19801

    NCC County

    Tue
    9:30am - 12:00pm

    Sessions:
    • Jan 11, 2022
    • Jan 18, 2022
    • Jan 25, 2022
    • Feb 1, 2022
    • Feb 8, 2022
    • Feb 15, 2022
    Register

    Seats available

  • Chronic Pain

    In-person

    Open to:

    General Public

    Absalom Jones Senior Center
    310 Kiamensi Rd, Wilmington, DE 19804

    NCC County

    Location:

    310 Kiamensi Rd,
    Wilmington, DE, 19804

    NCC County

    Mon
    9:30am-12:00pm

    Sessions:
    • Jan 24, 2022
    • Jan 31, 2022
    • Feb 7, 2022
    • Feb 14, 2022
    • Feb 28, 2022
    • Mar 7, 2022
    Register

    Seats available

  • Chronic Disease

    In-person

    Open to:

    General Public

    Chelten Apartments
    431 Old Forge Road, New Castle, DE 19720

    NCC County

    Location:

    431 Old Forge Road,
    New Castle, DE, 19720

    NCC County

    Fri
    9:30am - 12:00pm

    Sessions:
    • Jan 14, 2022
    • Jan 21, 2022
    • Jan 28, 2022
    • Feb 4, 2022
    • Feb 11, 2022
    • Feb 18, 2022
    Register

    Seats available

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