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Diabetes Mellittus and the Risk of Cancer Formation – Possible Link and Review of Literature
American Journal of Internal Medicine
Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2015, Pages: 180-184
Received: Jun. 10, 2015; Accepted: Jul. 10, 2015; Published: Jul. 17, 2015
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Ekpe, Ekpe Lawson, Department of Chemical Pathology, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria
Omotoso Ayodele Joshua, Department of Pathology, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria
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Abstract
Background: The incidence of cancer is increased in patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus. The aetiology is not exactly known. Various studies have been done to ascertain this fact. Aim: The aim of this study was to access the correlation between cancer and diabetes mellitus. Method: Using internet search, a comprehensive literature review was done and words such as diabetes mellitus, cancer, breast, pancreas, colorectal, prostate, liver, were searched from google scholar, yahoo, pubmed, medline, web MD to check for various articles published on this subject. The references of the relevant articles were also searched. Results: Analyses of results of various studies were considered and their RR were noted to access the correlation between cancer and diabetes mellitus. Conclusion: There is an increased fold rise of various cancers among type 2 diabetes mellitus patients.
Keywords
Cancer, Diabetes Mellitus, Breast, Liver, Prostate, Pancreas, Odds Ratio
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Ekpe, Ekpe Lawson, Omotoso Ayodele Joshua, Diabetes Mellittus and the Risk of Cancer Formation – Possible Link and Review of Literature, American Journal of Internal Medicine. Vol. 3, No. 4, 2015, pp. 180-184. doi: 10.11648/j.ajim.20150304.15
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