10 doctors weighed in:

Are diabetics more likely to have pancreatic cancer?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Diabetes is associated increase in the incidence of pancreatic, kidney, colorectal, prostate, endometrial, liver, breast, renal cell cancers and lymphoma.

In brief: Yes

Diabetes is associated increase in the incidence of pancreatic, kidney, colorectal, prostate, endometrial, liver, breast, renal cell cancers and lymphoma.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Debashish Bose
diabetes may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer by as much as 3-fold (Jamal et al, 2009; Bosetti et al, 2012; and Hippisley-Cox J and Coupland C, 2012). Smoking, age, and chronic pancreatitis are also validated risk factors, with most patients with pancreatic cancer having more than one of these risk factors. Screening tests however aren't good enough yet to be recommended for high risk people
Dr. David Masiello
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes, diabetics are at an increased risk of developing pancreating cancer as well as a whole host of other malignancies.

In brief: Yes

Yes, diabetics are at an increased risk of developing pancreating cancer as well as a whole host of other malignancies.
Dr. David Masiello
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Dr. Debashish Bose
Studies at MD Anderson and in the VA System demonstrated an increased rate of pancreatic cancer in diabetics in retrospective studies. It is less clear if good control of diabetes mitigates the risk of pancreatic cancer. Metformin (Glucophage) has been associated with a decreased risk of pancreatic cancer among diabetics, but not in a clinical trial setting.
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology

In brief: Yes.

There may be other cancers diabetics are at increased risk for, but the important one is pancreatic cancer.
Long standing diabetes increases the risk. So does smoking.

In brief: Yes.

There may be other cancers diabetics are at increased risk for, but the important one is pancreatic cancer.
Long standing diabetes increases the risk. So does smoking.
Dr. Joseph Woods
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