Diabetes affects survival rate in some cancer patients

01/26/2012 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

A study in Diabetes Care found that patients with breast or prostate cancer who also have type 2 diabetes face lower survival rates compared with those who do not have diabetes. Researchers also found that those who take sulfonylureas or insulin alone have a higher mortality rate and those who have metformin-only treatment have a lower mortality rate compared with patients without diabetes.

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