Breast Cancer Survivors May Be At Increased Risk for Diabetes

According to recent online medical news story survivors of breast cancer, who are postmenopausal, have an increased risk of developing diabetes. This according to a new study published in Diabeticologica, the largest study yet to concentrate on the association between surviving breast cancer and ultimately developing diabetes. The study also highlighted that the risk of developing diabetes was significantly associated with those patients who had undergone chemotherapy. Scientist continue to emphasize the link between diabetes and cancer. Women with diabetes, have a 20% chance of ultimately developing postmenopausal breast cancer. A different study concluded that patients with diabetes who are over the age of 60 are more likely to develop breast cancer when compared to their peers who have not been diagnosed with diabetes. As the number of breast cancer survivors increases it becomes even more important to understand the long-term outcomes for survivors as they age. Dr. Seify explains to breast a cancer reconstruction patient that making the decision concerning the type of breast cancer reconstruction treatment they will have performed is not one to be taken lightly. For most patients getting the devastating diagnosis of breast cancer is extremely difficult. Patients could be forced to make a decision concerning their future health including the option for breast reconstruction surgery. There are several different breast reconstruction methods. The best breast reconstruction method for each patient is determined by Dr. Seify after examining the patient, reviewing recommendations by other physicians participating in the patient’s treatment, as well as the patient’s own desires. Patients who are diagnosed with breast cancer should consider breast cancer reconstruction options early even if they believe they are not going to pursue breast cancer reconstruction immediately after surgery. Dr. Seify and his staff work closely with patients to help reduce the amount of stress that can sometimes occur when navigating the insurance process and breast reconstruction. Patients who are considering breast reconstruction are encouraged to contact Dr. Seify’s office and schedule a consultation.

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