Research shows that the use of drugs associated with the risk of pancreatic cancer diabetes. The use of drugs such as insulin , metformin and a sulfonylurea , including glimepiride and glyburide , examined the relationship increases the risk of pancreatic cancer.

Really against diabetes drug causes cancer

As quoted by Reuters, in his research , Dr. Christoph Meier of the University Hospital of Basel, Switzerland , and colleagues show that a relationship exists between the use of drugs against diabetes with cancer cases . Meier examining a database of more than eight million patients in the United Kingdom, where about 2,800 of them were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 1995 to 2009 .

The results, published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology showed that their drugs against diabetes such as sulfonylureas and insulin associated with an increased risk of pancreatic cancer . While other types of drugs such as metformin is associated with fewer cases of pancreatic cancer in women.

Dr . Peter Butler, a diabetes researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine, who was not involved in the research, believes that this research is in line with previous research which states that metformin reduced the risk of different types of cancer.
Meanwhile Dr. Ronald Hukom Sp.PD - Khom , cancer specialists Jakarta Dharmais Cancer Hospital , who were asked about the use of drugs against diabetes say , basically every drug has side effects. But it does not have a bad effect , if use is made correctly.

"The use of precise without harmful side effects inappropriate ," he said when met at the gathering of journalists National Congress PERHOMPEDIN I, Friday ( 03/02/2012) then .

According to Ronald , every drug has dangerous side effects if the consumer fails to follow procedures . He took the example of the use of chemotherapy drugs . Chemotherapy drugs can be classified as a dangerous drug because of cancer can bring.

" It is, after several years taking chemotherapy drugs , a person may have cancer. But with a correct and proper dosage , it does not hurt ," he said .

He also appealed to all the doctors explain to patients about the side effects that may be caused by the consumption of drugs administered . Thus the patient can also be used with reasonable limits.


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