We found this brief summary of this major study in Rhematology News, dated March 22, 2010 by Nicola Garrett:
Rheumatoid arthritis patients who take steroids for more than two years have a reduced risk of lymphoma, a large study finds.
The study of almost 75,000 patients also found that intra-articular steroids were associated reduced risk, but only when used as swift flare treatment.
Disease duration at the initiation of oral steroids and use of steroid for less than two years did not affect lymphoma risk, the study authors reported in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.
The links here were not good. We will try to get more in-depth info as it becomes available.
Feel good and keep smiling- Pat & Pattie