What factors are associated with an increased risk for cancer with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM)?

Updated: Oct 23, 2019
  • Author: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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A 2010 Consensus Report from a panel of experts chosen jointly by the American Diabetes Association and the American Cancer Society suggested that people with type 2 diabetes are at an increased risk for many types of cancer. [89] Patients with diabetes have a higher risk for bladder cancer, particularly those patients who use pioglitazone. [90, 91] Age, male gender, neuropathy, and urinary tract infections were associated with this risk.


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