Can diabetes be linked to lymphoma?

Do you always relate your diabetes-related complications with heart disease, kidney failure, skin and foot problems, nerve and eye damage, hearing impairment etc? What about cancer? Sounds scary! Isn’t it?

But, diabetes may be linked with cancers too!

Diabetes can increase the risk of several malignancies. These include cancer in liver, pancreas, endometrium, bladder, colorectum etc. Lymphoma is also one of them!

Honoring the “World Lymphoma Awareness Day” (15th September), we feel the responsibility towards our readers to appraise them about this cancer and its probable link with diabetes.

What is Lymphoma?

Lymphoma is a cancer of lymph nodes and lymphatic system. It affects white blood cells known as lymphocytes that help fight disease in the body and play an important role in the immune system.

Lymphoma is classified by the type of immune cells affected. The two main types are Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin. Non-Hodgkin is the most common. People with type 2

Kawaljit Kaur

Kawaljit is a healthcare professional with an experience of over 15 years in healthcare operations. Her last corporate position was Vice President-Operations at Centre for Sight. As a writer, she has an expertise in writing medical contents and those related to present healthcare scenarios for various platforms that include medical professionals, healthcare companies, web health portals, hospitals and at present also heading the editorial team of a healthcare magazine.

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