Question of Week |JR worried about cancer; sorting fact from fiction

JR is taking Metformin 1000mg BID but is worried about getting cancer and is thinking about stopping the metformin. 

Which of the following is an accurate statement regarding diabetes and cancer?

  1. People with diabetes have a slightly lower risk of liver and uterine cancers.
  2. Some brands of metformin were recalled because of an NDMA impurity, so it is best to hold metformin for now.
  3. There is research suggesting that metformin may be associated with a decreased risk of certain cancers.
  4. Metformin does not increase the risk of cancer, but it can negatively impact renal function.

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