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Old 03-17-2014, 05:23   #1
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There is an association between pancreatic cancer and diabetes, new research indicates. While the numbers of pancreatic cancer in the population are relatively low, the study suggests a screening program should be considered. "The priority on screening should be on patients with new-onset diabetes but can later be expanded to long-standing diabetic patients," concluded the lead author.

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That wouldn't surprise me, as most docs prescribe meds to keep the pancreas pumping out more insulin as well. Bagdrive ANY organ and it will probably develop problems such as cancer. However, I believe that keeping our A1C low will prevent those problems.

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I wonder if the link has to do with so many people having diabetes and so few have pancreatic cancer, whether it's a strong link or not. I wonder biologically how it will increase the chance of developing PC.

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I thought there always HAD been!

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I read the report but do not understand if the risk or significant or not, plus I really do not understand the risk (example 6.69)


"A total of 88 independent studies, including 50 cohort and 39 case–control studies were examined. The overall summary-combined RR was 1.97 (95 % CI 1.78–2.18) with marked heterogeneity that could not be clearly attributed to any subgroup analyses. The risk of PDAC was greatest early after the diagnosis of DM but remained elevated long after the diagnosis. The individual-level RR ranged from 6.69 at less than 1 year to 1.36 at 10 years.

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The results demonstrate a strong association between PDAC and recently diagnosed DM, which may be attributed to a paraneoplastic effect. However, the presence of diabetes also remains a modest risk factor for the development of PDAC long-term. Selective screening of patients with new-onset DM for PDAC needs to be considered."

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What exactly is considered new-onset anyways, does it take years or months? Example, one month you have A1C of 5.8%, then 4 months later it's at 7.7% and uncontrollable.

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