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Re: Breast cancer and diabete

Hi Tili


Thank you for posting here.


Many people ask about the risk associated with developing breast cancer.  Currently it is thought that there are many different risk factors involved, the biggest are; being female, getting older and having a significant family history of the disease.


Although there has been some discussion in the news about the link between breast cancer and diabetes, research has not confirmed this for certain. On their website, Diabetes UK report that breast cancer appears more common in post-menopausal women with type 2 diabetes.  However, it is thought this may be linked to women who are overweight.  Being overweight is already a known risk factor for both breast cancer and diabetes.


The risk of breast cancer coming back (recurring) will vary from person to person, depending on the biology of their disease. Lifestyle factors, including weight management, may also influence the risk of breast cancer recurring, so you may find the information in the link helpful to read.


If you are worried about being pre-diabetic and your personal risk of recurrence, do speak with your treatment team or GP.


Do call our free, confidential Helpline if you would like to talk this through or have any further questions. The number is 0808 800 6000.


Our opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm and 9am -1pm on Saturday. Out of hours you can leave a message and we will call you back when we next open. 


Best wishes




Breast Cancer Care Nurse


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Re: Breast cancer and diabete

Hi TIli


Thanks for posting your question.


We hope to be able to respond to you tomorrow.


In the meantime our Helpline is open until 4pm today if you would like to talk things through. 


If you do phone our Helpline please let us know that you have asked a question on our forum so that we know your query has been answered. Thank you


With best wishes.




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Breast cancer and diabete

Hello can you help me with a question, had breast cancer almost 4years ago and have been advised that I have pre-Diabetics is there any connection to breast cancer.


msny thanks TIli