Data on 500 cancer patients showed that those with pancreatic cancer had a higher prevalence of new-onset diabetes compared with cancer-free controls and patients with other forms of cancer. "Our results lend further credence to the hypothesis that new-onset DM is indeed unique to PaC and is relatively uncommon in other patients with cancers and those without cancer, suggesting that it is not merely a reflection of an increased risk of PaC in patients with DM, but rather an early manifestation of the cancer," researchers wrote in the journal Pancreas.
Pancreatic cancer patients show higher diabetes rates
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