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Reported April 29, 2013

Skin Cancer Increases Risk Of Other Cancers

 

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Researchers from the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School have discovered that white people who have had skin cancer, other than melanoma, may be at increased risk of having other forms of cancer in the future.
 
The study concluded that men and women with a history of non-melanoma skin cancers had a 15% and 26% increased risk, respectively, of developing another form of cancer compared with those who had no such history. They also found that a history of non-melanoma skin cancer was significantly linked to an increased risk of breast and lung cancer in women and of melanoma in both men and women. 
 
For more information go to: http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pmed.1001433
 
SOURCE: PLOS Medicine, April, 2013
 
 
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