Patients with Diabetes frequently have worse outcomes with Breast Cancer Than Do Breast Cancer patients who don’t have Diabetes.. The combination of Breast Cancer and diabetes mellitus insulin-dependent (type 1) patients have a worse prognosis compared with other women with breast cancer. The results of a recent study in Sweden imply that insulin-treated breast cancer patients have a worse survival regardless of tumor stage.

The data also suggested that Metformin therapy partially counteracted the association. In other words, adding Metformin to the treatment regimen may be helpful to breast cancer patients who also suffer from diabetes. Metformin has been extensively investigated for its anti-tumor effect. Metformin is an oral medication used in type 2 diabetes to help control Blood Sugar levels.

"In other words, adding Metformin to the treatment regimen may be helpful to breast cancer patients who also suffer from diabetes."

In the treatment of diabetes, it is sometimes used in combination with insulin but generally not for type 1 diabetics. More studies will help us to get a better understanding of

when it is appropriate to include Metformin in the treatment of breast cancer patients with diabetes. Globally, Breast Cancer and Cancer of the Endometrium have both been linked to root causes including hyperglycemia (high blood sugar), obesity, and diabetes.

Recent Posts



Your feedback is important. If this

is an urgent matter, please contact your clinic as responses may take up to 48 - 72 hours. For all other inquiries, please...


  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon
  • LinkedIn Social Icon
  • YouTube Social  Icon

The Oncology Consultants Overcoming Cancer

logo is a registered trademark.

Texas Medical Center
2130 W. Holcombe Blvd., 10th Fl.
Houston, TX 77030
Memorial City
925 Gessner Rd., Ste. 600
Houston, TX 77024
23960 Katy Freeway, Ste. 325
Katy, TX 77494
Sugar Land
17520 W Grand Pkwy S., Suite 460
Sugar Land, TX 77479
Greater Heights 
1631 North Loop West, Ste. 410
Houston, TX 77008
13215  Dotson Rd., Ste. 340
Houston, TX 77070
11920 Astoria Boulevard, Ste. 150
Houston, TX 77089
7789 Southwest Fwy, Ste. 460
Houston, TX 77074
1920 Country Pl. Pwy, Ste. 370
Pearland, TX 77584
27700 Northwest Freeway, Ste. 400
Cypress, TX 77433
League City
2555 Gulf Freeway S., Ste. 700
League City, TX 77573
Precision Cancer Center
10405 Katy Freeway, Ste. 150E
Houston, TX 77024
3333 Bayshore Blvd., Ste. 250
Pasadena, TX 77504