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Cancer risk is higher in years before and shortly after type 2 diabetes diagnosis, study shows

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i3832 (Published 11 July 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i3832
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

People with type 2 diabetes have a considerably higher risk of a wide range of cancers in the decade before their diabetes is diagnosed and in the period shortly after diagnosis than those without diabetes, a large follow-up study has shown.1

Growing evidence shows an association between type 2 diabetes and an increased risk of several cancers, particularly around the time of diabetes diagnosis. This may be due to improved detection …

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