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

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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