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Women With Diabetes Are Missing Mammograms

By Miriam E. Tucker , , ,

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Women with diabetes are less likely than those without to get regular mammograms to screen for breast cancer, a Canadian study found. The researchers analyzed medical records from over 500,000 women ages 50 to 67 years, including 188,759 with diabetes. Women with diabetes were 21 percent less likely to have had a mammogram than those without the disease. Even after taking household income into account, there was still a 14 percent difference. The researchers say managing diabetes may be so time-consuming that basic preventive health measures are overlooked.
Source: Diabetic Medicine, published online April 11, 2014



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