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‘Reassuring’ data on cancer risk in people with multiple sclerosis

Reuters Health - 25/11/2020 - People with multiple sclerosis (MS) are at increased risk of developing bladder cancer but not breast or colorectal cancer, according to a large study from Canada. "This is good news for people with MS, because earlier studies have shown a link between MS and breast and colorectal cancers," said study author Dr. Ruth Ann Marrie of the University of Manitoba, in Winnipeg, in a news release. However, there was an increased risk for bladder cancer in people with MS. This may have to do with the fact that people with MS are more likely to have urinary-tract infections and use catheters. "I do think the data are broadly reassuring for patients," Dr. Marrie told Reuters Health by email. "Prior studies have had somewhat variable results - likely in part due to differing methods and smaller sample sizes. This study was larger than previous studies, enhancing the precision of our estimates," she said. Using population-based ...

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