Diabetes and Breast Cancer
- When breast cancer is serious and life threatening, it is often necessary to remove the breast.
- When a woman has this surgery, she can choose to use special padded bras or she can have reconstructive surgery to re-create a breast.
Like diabetes-related complications that cause the surgical removal of a limb, losing ones breast can also be traumatic.
- Some women say they feel less of a woman if they have had a mastectomy (surgical removal of the breast)
- These reactions are common and you should know that this is something to talk to your doctor, your family and other cancer survivors about.
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Breast Cancer And Diabetes
- The challenge of having diabetes and breast cancer is an extra stress for the woman coping with breast cancer.
- This learning module talks about how having breast cancer and getting breast cancer treatment can affect your diabetes control.
Diabetes: A Growing Problem
- American Diabetes Association says that there are over 18 million people with diabetes
- There may be more but many are undiagnosed
- Diabetes is increasing among all racial groups in the U.S. largely due to more and more people being so overweight
- According the I.H.S. 15% of American Indians/Alaska Natives have diabetes
- Most of the diabetes is called, type 2 diabetes
- Type 2 diabetes is almost always only found in adults
- But today AIAN have children as young as age 6 who have type 2 diabetes
- This is largely due to so many AIAN children being obese and severely overweight
Geographic Diversity Of Diabetes In Indian Country
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- Breast cancer and controlling diabetes
- Breast cancer treatment options
- Chemo related to diabetes
- Radiation related to diabetes
- Breast cancer and diabetes: other side effects
- Breast cancer and diabetes: memory problems
- Breast cancer and diabetes: other topics