Call us: 1.877.283.7882 | Monday–Friday: 8:00 AM–4:30 PM ET
Category: Cancer Detection and Tumor Markers
Individuals who have scleroderma may want to consider seeking a cancer test, as a new study has found that those who have the autoimmune disease are more likely to develop some of the more common types of cancer.
Scleroderma is a disease of the immune system in which the skin, blood vessels and internal organs can become hardened and scarred.
Researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine examined tissue samples from patients at the Scleroderma Center. They found that 10 percent of these individuals also had cancer.
Ami Shah, who led the investigation, said that understanding the link between the two conditions could help researchers to develop better treatments and for doctors know which patients have the highest risk.
"Our research adds more to the discussion about whether cancer and autoimmune diseases are related and whether cancer may be a trigger for scleroderma," Shah said. "This research is really just the beginning."
Despite the known link between scleroderma and cancer, it is not known whether one condition causes the other or which one comes first, Shah added.
Related Articles from Private MD:
News Categories:Advanced Lipid Treatment I Allergy Testing Anemia and RBC disorders Autoimmune Diseases Bariatric Lab Testing Blood and Blood Diseases Breast Cancer Detection and Tumor Markers Celiac Disease Testing Chlamydia Coagulation and blood clotting disorders Colon Diabetes DNA, Paternity and Genetic testing Drug Screening Environmental Toxin Testing Female Specific Tests Gastrointestinal Diseases General Health General Wellness Heart Health and Cholesterol Herpes HIV HIV monitoring/Treatment/Testing/Post Diagnos Hormones and Metabolism Infectious Diseases Infertility Testing-Male Infertitlity Hormone Testing Kidney Diseases Leukemia and WBC disorders Liver Liver Diseases Lyme Disease Male Specific Tests Menopause/Peri-Menopausal Diagnosis Musculoskeletal Diseases Organ Specific Testing Ovarian Prostate Sexually Transmitted Diseases Thyroid Diseases Transgender Hormone Testing-female to male Transgender Hormone Testing-Male to Female Vitamin D Deficiency-Diagnosis and Treatment
Visit the Health News Archive: Click Here
Questions about online blood testing or how to order a lab test? Click here to get started or call us toll-free at 1.877.283.7882. Our professionals are ready to assist you.Back to top