• By Vivien Williams

Mayo Clinic Minute: The link between diabetes and pancreatic cancer

December 28, 2016

Medical illustration of pancreatic cancer with a tumor on the pancreasPancreatic cancer is a leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. That's because the disease often is hidden and doesn't cause symptoms until it has spread. But for a small number of pancreatic cancer cases, one clue can help doctors find the tumor early, while it's still curable. That clue is an unexpected diagnosis of diabetes.

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, reporter Vivien Williams talks to Dr. Michael Wallace about the link between pancreatic cancer and diabetes.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0:59) is in the downloads. Read the script.

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