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Diabetics at Higher Risk of Dying from Cancer Surgery

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A new study shows people dealing with diabetes face much greater risks if they have to have cancer surgery.

The study says diabetics are not only more prone to getting cancer, but they have a higher risk of dying from the disease. The study published by the American Diabetes Association found that complications from diabetes, like a greater risk of infection, and heart disease make diabetics 50 percent more likely to die within a month of the surgery, no matter what type of cancer.

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The study looked at 15 earlier studies that involved about 60,000 patients both with and without diabetes, who underwent surgeries for several different types of cancer.

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