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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

    Tue
    12:30 - 3:00 pm

    Sessions:
    • Mar 7, 2023
    • Mar 14, 2023
    • Mar 21, 2023
    • Mar 28, 2023
    • Apr 4, 2023
    • Apr 11, 2023
    Register

    Seats available

  • Chronic Disease

    Virtual

    Open to:

    General Public

    Milford Wellness Village (VIRTUAL)

    Sussex County

    Thu
    10am -12:30pm

    Sessions:
    • Feb 2, 2023
    • Feb 9, 2023
    • Feb 16, 2023
    • Feb 23, 2023
    • Mar 2, 2023
    • Mar 9, 2023
    Register

    Seats available

  • Chronic Disease

    In-person

    Open to:

    General Public

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

    NCC County

    Tue
    12:30 - 3:00 pm

    Sessions:
    • May 2, 2023
    • May 9, 2023
    • May 16, 2023
    • May 23, 2023
    • May 30, 2023
    • Jun 6, 2023
    Register

    Seats available

  • Chronic Pain

    In-person

    Open to:

    General Public

    MOT Senior Center
    300 S. Scott Street, Middletown, DE 19709

    NCC County

    Mon
    9:00am-11:30am

    Sessions:
    • Mar 20, 2023
    • Mar 27, 2023
    • Apr 3, 2023
    • Apr 10, 2023
    • Apr 17, 2023
    • Apr 24, 2023
    Register

    Seats available

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