Study links multiple sclerosis to lower cancer risk

04/2/2009 | Modern Medicine

A long-term study revealed that multiple sclerosis sufferers appear to have less of an overall cancer risk, especially female patients and those who are diagnosed early. "The reduction in cancer risk in patients with multiple sclerosis may result from behavioral change, treatment, or we speculate that some immunologic characteristics of multiple sclerosis disease activity improve antitumor surveillance," the researchers said.

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