Diabetes over 50 could be early sign of pancreatic cancer

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Diabetes over 50 may signal cancer later - Monica Malpass reports during Action News at 5pm on June 18, 2018. (WPVI)

Developing diabetes after the age of 50 could be an early sign of pancreatic cancer.

A team looking for clues on early pancreatic cancer discovered that those who developed diabetes were more than twice as likely to develop cancer.

It generally came within 3 years after the diabetes diagnoses.

The researchers now urge careful monitoring for newly-diagnosed diabetics over 50.

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