Is There a Link Between Diabetes and Breast Cancer?
Author(s): Asmaa K Ahmed* and Heba M Tawfek
Introduction: Breast cancer is the most common of all cancers worldwide. It is rare among men of all ages and women less than 30 years. Incidence rates increase over a lifetime, slowing down around menopause. National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Egypt reported that breast cancer represents 35.1% of all female cancers. Both Diabetes and breast cancer are common chronic diseases in women. Nearly 16% of breast cancer patients have diabetes. Aim: This study was aiming to assess the level of CD44 and ILGF 1 in female patients with breast cancer with and without type II diabetes mellitus. Patients and Methods: 53 Egyptian females with breast cancer had attended Minia Oncology Center. They were classified into 2 groups according to the presence of diabetes. Tissue CD44 and Tissue IGF-1 receptors express.. Read More»