If I have pancreatic cancer, will I have diabetes?
Ursina Teitelbaum, MD, Medical Oncologist at Penn Medicine responds:
Some patients develop diabetes after pancreatic surgeries but usually only if they have had a total pancreatectomy. There are a certain population of patients that might be predisposed, that do develop diabetes but it is not an absolute. There are many patients that have large pancreatic primaries that never develop diabetes so there is no absolute rule.
It is also interesting to note that there are a certain number of patients that developed pancreatic cancer in the year prior to their diagnosis.
This question and answer was part of the OncoLink Brown Bag Chat Series. View the entire transcript from the Focus on Pancreatic Cancer Webchat.
Mar 3, 2014 - Incretin-based drugs seem not to have a causal association with pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer, according to research published in the Feb. 27 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Feb 1, 2012
Sep 16, 2011
Apr 16, 2014