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Tuberculosis

03 January 2011

Study finds evidence of increased lung cancer risk among tuberculosis patients

Patients with tuberculosis are 10 times more likely than non-tuberculosis patients to develop lung cancer, a new study has found.

Patients with tuberculosis are 10 times more likely than non-tuberculosis patients to develop lung cancer, a new study has found. China Medical University study shows higher incidence of cancer in those who have had tuberculosis

Patients with any cancer diagnosis were excluded to ensure that all participants were cancer-free at the start of both cohorts. Overall, 716,872 adults were eligible for the analysis - 4,480 in the tuberculosis cohort and 712,392 in the non-tuberculosis cohort.

 

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