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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.


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Program

Location

Date & Time

Availability

  • Diabetes

    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
    9:30 am - 12:00 noon

    Sessions:
    • Nov 2, 2021
    • Nov 9, 2021
    • Nov 16, 2021
    • Nov 23, 2021
    • Nov 30, 2021
    • Dec 7, 2021
    Register

    Seats available

  • Chronic Pain

    In-person

    Open to:

    General Public

    Location:

    20520 Sandhill Road,Conference Room,
    Georgetown, DE, 19947

    Sussex County

    Thu
    9:00 am - 11:30 am

    Sessions:
    • Sep 9, 2021
    • Sep 16, 2021
    • Sep 23, 2021
    • Sep 30, 2021
    • Oct 7, 2021
    • Oct 14, 2021
    Register

    Seats available

  • Chronic Pain

    In-person

    Open to:

    General Public

    Jewish Community Senior Center-Board Room
    101 Garden of Eden Rd, Wilmington, DE 19803

    NCC County

    Location:

    101 Garden of Eden Rd,
    Wilmington, DE, 19803

    NCC County

    Tue
    9:00 am - 11:30 am

    Sessions:
    • Oct 5, 2021
    • Oct 12, 2021
    • Oct 19, 2021
    • Oct 26, 2021
    • Nov 2, 2021
    • Nov 9, 2021
    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

    Thu
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Sessions:
    • Sep 23, 2021
    • Sep 30, 2021
    • Oct 7, 2021
    • Oct 14, 2021
    • Oct 21, 2021
    • Oct 28, 2021
    Register

    Seats available

  • Diabetes

    In-person

    Open to:

    General Public

    Claymore Senior Center
    504 S. Clayton Street, Wilmington, DE 19805

    NCC County

    Location:

    504 S. Clayton Street,
    Wilmington, DE, 19805

    NCC County

    Tue
    11:15 am - 1:45 pm

    Sessions:
    • Sep 14, 2021
    • Sep 21, 2021
    • Sep 28, 2021
    • Oct 5, 2021
    • Oct 12, 2021
    • Oct 19, 2021
    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

    Tue
    1:00 -3:30 pm

    Sessions:
    • Sep 14, 2021
    • Sep 21, 2021
    • Sep 28, 2021
    • Oct 5, 2021
    • Oct 12, 2021
    • Oct 19, 2021
    Register

    Seats available

  • Diabetes

    In-person

    Open to:

    General Public

    Location:

    20520 Sandhill Road, Conference Room,
    Georgetown, DE, 19947

    Sussex County

    Thu
    9:00 am - 11:30 am

    Sessions:
    • Oct 28, 2021
    • Nov 4, 2021
    • Nov 11, 2021
    • Nov 18, 2021
    • Dec 2, 2021
    • Dec 9, 2021
    Register

    Seats available

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