New-onset diabetes patients should test for pancreatic cancer
as these diseases are linked to each other.If you have diabetes, you
can consider enrolling in a screening program for pancreatic cancer.
This is the advice of researchers from the University of Melbourne, in
Australia, who have demonstrated that there is an association between
the two diseases.
In a recent study, data from 1973 to 2013 surveyed by clinicians and
mathematicians revealed that there was a time-dependent relationship
between being diagnosed with diabetes and developing pancreatic
Pancreatic cancer is incurable and often doesn't show symptoms until
it is very advanced; this makes it one of the deadliest forms of
cancer. Therefore, doctors of patients with newly diagnosed diabetes
without an obvious cause are advice to consider testing their diabetic
patients for pancreatic cancer.
People with diabetes should properly take care of their disease and
abide by the advice of their doctors because the risk of pancreatic
cancer and other form of cancer in patients who had been recently
diagnosed is higher than average for a long time following the
However, this does not mean that people with diabetes will die soon or
will develop cancer as many people live with diabetes more than 30
years after diagnosis with proper management with diets and exercise.
It is important to know that people with diabetes without significant
risk factors for developing diabetes in the first place are the most
susceptible to developing pancreatic cancer. The risk is nil or
minimal in those that develop the disease as a result of hereditary,
lifestyle, diets and other form of risk factors.
both diabetic patients that have causes for the disease and those that
could not race the disease to any factors such as hereditary and
lifestyle should take care of their sugar level and closely monitor