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Topic Title: Older Women with Diabetes Face Higher Risk for Colon Cancer
Created On: 05/02/2010 11:35 PM
 
 05/04/2010 03:28 PM

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FatCatAnna

[p][font face="verdana,geneva" size="2"]Well, I am getting a few good comments in the various areas I post my forum / blog postings (these replies are on my Facebook page) - and I thought I should share some of the replies as I feel they are very worthy to this post. I certainly learn alot from these two ladies![/font][/p][p][font face="verdana,geneva" size="2"]Doris J Dickson (DJD): Not a surprise because those with high blood sugar have much higher risk for just about any cancer it seems. Again, though, it's not the act of having diabetes. It is the control level and as long as they tell people to be happy with an A1C of 7 while non-diabetic is 4.2-4.6, diabetics are going to be at higher risk of a lot of things. How much CAN we screw up our immune systems.[/font][/p][p][font face="verdana,geneva" size="2"]Dianna Inkster (DI): Doris, I thought 5.5 A1C was normal. Canada has one of the highest colorectal cancer rates in the world, Anna, and one of the highest type 1 rates, too. There is a new procedure that is less invasive than a colonoscepy at this link - [/font][url=http://www.healthzone.ca/health/yourhealth/article/801959--five-minute-test-could-cut-colon-cancer-deaths][font face="verdana,geneva" size="2"]http://www.healthzone.ca/health/yourhealth/article/801959--five-minute-test-could-cut-colon-cancer-deaths[/font][/url][/p][p][font face="verdana,geneva" size="2"]DJD: Unfortunately, no ... that's what many people would have you believe. A normal, healthy, thin non-diabetic A1C is 4.2-4.6. Please read Dr. Richard Bernstein's book ... I'm not selling it. It's just it's closer to reality. He's not just an endo. He's an engineer and over 60 years juvenile onset. He's got a vested interested where soooo many docs do not. The closer you get to 6, the higher the risk of heart disease etc REGARDLESS of whether anyone bothered to diagnose the person. I'll have to read your link when I get home. Thanks.[/font][/p]
 05/02/2010 11:35 PM

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FatCatAnna

[p][font face="verdana,geneva" size="2"]Well, first, my father was diagnosed with colon cancer about 15 years ago. When I turned 40, I was told to have a colonoscopy, due to having a family member diagnosed. It wasn't that difficult a procedure, and I came out squeaky clean (I even asked for the video to take home to watch with my hubby over a bag of popcorn - no - they didn't allow me to take it - but it was interesting to watch while they "explored"). Ten years later, I'm going to undergo one again, but just now I've come across this article released by Mayo Clinic and of course it has perked up my interest.[/font][/p][p][font face="verdana,geneva" size="2"]They aren't quite sure what could be the specific links - but like anything - with age - I guess we all develop mutations of some sort that "could" lead to cancer. [/font][font face="verdana,geneva" size="2"]I'm not sure what the statistics are for colon cancer here in my own country of Canada, but according to this article "Colorectol cancer remains the third-leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the United States".[/font][/p][p][font face="verdana,geneva" size="2"]One of the researchers on the team, Dr. Limburg who is a gastroenterologist said and I quote - “Unfortunately, diabetes and colon cancer are both very common in the United States, so making links between these disorders has substantial public health implications.” He also goes on to say - "That diabetes appeared to confer a greater than twofold increase in risk for these molecularly-defined tumors, compared to women without diabetes."[/font][/p][p][font face="verdana,geneva" size="2"]Does this information worry you - or are you like myself - just taking yet another news article on what long term diabetes can cause in our bodies over time? I know this article will be something I will bring up with my doctor next time I see him, so that he's aware of this latest bit of research. I have brought some diabetic articles to my doctors over the years - and they weren't even aware of them. [/font][/p][p][font face="verdana,geneva" size="2"]To read the rest of the article (which is abit technical - but I got the jist of it at least) - you can find it [url=http://www.newswise.com/articles/older-women-with-diabetes-face-higher-risk-for-colon-cancer]here[/url] - or just copy/paste this link in a new browser window - [url=http://www.newswise.com/articles/older-women-with-diabetes-face-higher-risk-for-colon-cancer]http://www.newswise.com/articles/older-women-with-diabetes-face-higher-risk-for-colon-cancer[/url][/font][/p]

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