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Study ties frequent basal cell cancer to higher chance of other cancers

Individuals with six or more basal cell carcinoma diagnoses had about threefold to sixfold increased odds of developing blood, colon, breast and prostate cancers, compared with peers of the same age and race, according to a study in JCI Insight. Researchers also examined health insurance data on more than 111,000 BCC patients and found higher risk of internal cancers among those with frequent BCC development.

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