Melanoma Skin Cancers Linked With Reduced Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

by Colleen Fleiss on  April 22, 2018 at 1:06 AM Cancer News
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Alzheimer's disease risk decreased in patients with malignant melanoma, revealed study published in Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology & Venereology.
Melanoma Skin Cancers Linked With Reduced Risk of Alzheimer's Disease
Melanoma Skin Cancers Linked With Reduced Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

The study included patients aged 60-88 years with a clinic follow-up of at least 1 year and no diagnosis of AD or skin cancer at the beginning of the study.

Of 1147 patients who were later diagnosed with malignant melanoma, 5 were diagnosed with subsequent AD. Of 2506 who were diagnosed with basal cell cancer, 5 had a subsequent AD diagnosis, and of 967 who were diagnosed with squamous cell cancer, only 1 had a subsequent AD diagnosis.

For basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, the reduced risks were 82% and 92%, respectively.

Source: Eurekalert

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