Diabetes Adds to Cancer Mortality Risk

March 13, 2014 11:28 PM

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Diabetes Adds to Cancer Mortality Risk

Mortality rates are higher for cancer patients who have diabetes than those without the blood sugar disorder, Danish researchers found.

Outcomes appeared to be worst for diabetes patients with cancer who were being treated with insulin -- significantly increasing the mortality risk for both men and women compared with those with cancer who didn't have diabetes, Kristina Ranc, MSc, of the Steno Diabetes Center in Gentofte in Denmark,...

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