If You Have Diabetes, Are You At Risk for Pancreatic Cancer?

If you are living with diabetes or prediabetes, you may have heard that there is a link between diabetes and pancreatic cancer. Please be reassured that most people with diabetes do not develop pancreatic cancer. However, it is known that almost one in four people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer have diabetes, so your concern is understandable, and you should learn more.

The questionnaire below can help you understand your possible risk factors, so you can discuss them with your doctor. After taking the quiz, you can read our articles about the relationship between these diseases, the signs and symptoms to watch for, and the research that is being done around this connection.

Are YOU at risk?

Diabetes and Pancreatic Cancer Risk Awareness Tool

Learn more about the relationship between diabetes and pancreatic cancer, understand who might be at risk, and find out what to do if you are at risk.

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Understanding the Connection Between Pancreatic Cancer and Diabetes

Did you know that newly-diagnosed diabetes can be a symptom of pancreatic cancer? Researchers recognize that there is a link between diabetes and pancreatic cancer and are working to better understand this relationship. The ultimate goal is to diagnose pancreatic cancer at an earlier stage, when there are more treatment options.

Type 2 Diabetes as a Precursor to Pancreatic Cancer

Read stories from patients and doctors about what to look for if you have been recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and are over the age of 50.

Longer-Term Type 2 Diabetes Increases Risk

People with type 2 diabetes are more likely to develop pancreatic cancer than the average person. Read stories from patients who had diabetes for a number of years before they were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.