Increase in certain infections linked to subsequent cancer diagnosis

Increased rates of certain infections, such as influenza, gastroenteritis, hepatitis and pneumonia, appeared associated with an eventual cancer diagnosis, according to research published in Cancer Immunology Research.“Cancer can develop in an inflammatory environment caused by infections, immunity disruption, exposure to chemical carcinogens, or chronic or genetic conditions,” Shinako Inaida, PhD, visiting researcher at Graduate School of Medicine at Kyoto University in Japan, said in a press release. “An individual’s immunity is thought to be a factor in theRead More

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