Toronto: Individuals with Type 2 diabetes may be at an increased risk of developing cancer before and immediately after their diagnosis, says a study.
The findings showed that the highest risk appears shortly after a diabetes diagnosis.
Cancer incidence was also significantly higher in persons with diabetes within the first three months after diagnosis, but not after this time period.
“This may in part be explained by increased health care visits and screening tests following a diagnosis of diabetes,” said Iliana Lega, Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto in Canada.
Further, individuals with diabetes were 1.23 times more likely to have been diagnosed with cancer in the 10 years before a diabetes diagnosis compared to individuals without diabetes.
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