GUWAHATI, Nov 13 - Insulin and insulin-like growth factors have the potential to promote some cancers, said Dr B R Baishya, Officer-in-Charge of the State�s Cancer Prevention Project, referring to the findings of the experts.
In a statement issued on the eve of the Diabetes Day tomorrow, Dr Baishya, who is also a skin specialist, said experts have found that there is strong link between diabetes and cancer, as, cancer thrives on sugar.
Many people with Type-2 diabetes have high levels of circulating insulin, sometimes for years before they are diagnosed with diabetes, said Dr Baishya.
The organs prone to cancer in diabetes are � liver, pancreas, endometrial, colon, rectal, breasts and bladder, said Baishya quoting the experts.
He said that lifestyle changes may intensely impact a person�s health and make him prone to the risk of diabetes and thus to cancer. To prevent cancer, it is important to reduce body weight, resorting to regular physical exercise, improvement in the dietary habits, and evading the injurious bad habits, among others, he said.