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Scleroderma cancer risk confirmed.

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Scleroderma cancer risk confirmed.

 

Scleroderma patients have a 75% increased risk of cancer compared to the general population, a meta-analysis confirms, leading the authors to recommend screening in these patients. Rheumatology Update. 11/08/12. (Also see: Cancer and Scleroderma)

 

This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.


Jo Frowde

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ISN Sclero Forums Manager

ISN News Manager

ISN Hotline Support Specialist

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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Thank you ISN for the super Newsroom and thank you Jo Frowde for sourcing and posting articles like this!

 

Although this article refers mainly to the association between scleroderma and lung and haematological cancers, there is also an association between scleroderma and other cancers such as breast cancer.

 

Last year a blood test showed my marker CA 15-3 to be elevated so my scleroderma expert wanted me to have a mammogram, however, as I have no other risk factors like age or family history my regular doctor made a fuss about it and I had to stress the scleroderma link as he was oblivious. I had the mammogram and thankfully it was all clear but it shows how important it is for the patient to be in the know.

 

Thanks to the ISN Scleroderma Newsroom and the efforts of Jo Frowde, this information is available to all of us and we can even print it off and give to our doctors as necessary.

 

Take care.


Amanda Thorpe

ISN Sclero Forums Senior Support Specialist

ISN Video Presentations Manager

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(Retired) ISN Email Support Specialist

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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It's my pleasure, Amanda and I do hope that everyone finds the ISN Newsroom articles helpful and informative!!

 

Kind regards,


Jo Frowde

ISN Assistant Webmaster

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ISN Sclero Forums Manager

ISN News Manager

ISN Hotline Support Specialist

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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