Chicago’s WLS TV’s Website posted this short article about Hepatitis B raising the risk to lymphoma patients:
August 4, 2010 (WLS) — People infected with hepatitis B are about twice as likely to develop non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, according to a study done in part by the U.S. National Cancer Institute.
Hepatitis B was already known to cause liver cancer. The new study, which is published in the Lancet Oncology, confirms it as a cause of lymphoma as well.
Researchers in the U.S. and South Korea analyzed 600,000 patients over a 14-year span for the study.
An estimated 350,000 people are infected with hepatitis B worldwide.
Here is a link to a more detailed look at the same issue:
Chronic HBV Raises Lymphoma Risk
By Nancy Walsh, Staff Writer, MedPage Today
Cancer patients are always curious about why we get cancer. Here is another definitive cancer trigger.
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