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Epidemiology and outcomes of previously undiagnosed diabetes in older women with breast cancer: an observational cohort study based on SEER-Medicare.

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BACKGROUND: In breast cancer, diabetes diagnosed prior to cancer (previously diagnosed) is associated with advanced cancer stage and increased mortality. However, in the general population, 40% of diabetes is undiagnosed until glucose testing, and evidence suggests one consequence of increased evaluation and management around breast cancer diagnosis is the increased detection of previously undiagnosed diabetes. Biological factors - for instance, higher insulin levels due to untreated disease...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1186/1471-2407-12-613

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BioMed Central Ltd. Publisher's website
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BMC cancer Journal website
Volume:
12
Issue:
1
Pages:
613
Publication date:
2012-01-01
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1471-2407
ISSN:
1471-2407
URN:
uuid:3e4ad76f-82b4-478a-94f5-9db7c2a662a1
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370018
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pubs:370018

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