Diabetes and its treatment impact prognosis in patients with breast cancer

October 31, 2014 3:16 PM

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Diabetes and its treatment impact prognosis in patients with breast cancer

Pre-existing diabetes increases risk of total mortality among women with breast cancer. This conclusion comes from a study that assessed the impact of pre-existing diabetes and diabetes treatment on prognosis for patients with breast cancer.

Researchers followed 8,108 women in the Women’s Health Initiative with centrally confirmed breast cancer diagnosed between 1998 an 2013. The women were followed through the date of death or September 20, 2013. Self-reports and face-to-face reviews of current medication containers were used to gather...

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