Head, neck cancer risk higher in diabetes patients, study finds

07/24/2014 | Healio (free registration)

Diabetes patients were more likely than patients without the condition to develop head and neck cancers, especially oral cavity, oropharynx and nasopharynx malignancies, according to a study in JAMA Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery. Overall risk of developing such cancers was 1.47 times greater for patients with diabetes.

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