07 Jun '11, 2pm

Parkinson's patients show high melanoma risk - Channel NewsAsia: via @AddThis

Parkinson's patients show high melanoma risk - Channel NewsAsia: via @AddThis

WASHINGTON: People who suffer from Parkinson's disease face up to twice the risk of developing deadly skin cancer, an analysis of 12 studies on the topic showed on Monday. Previous research has shown mixed results, but the meta-analysis by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and published in the journal Neurology showed a significantly higher risk of melanoma in Parkinson's patients. Men with Parkinson's are twice as likely to develop melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, and women with Parkinson's were 1.5 times as likely to receive the same diagnosis. There was no link observed between non-melanoma skin cancer and Parkinson's in the dozen studies which spanned 1965 to 2010. Since the studies were small in size, most showing fewer than 10 cases of people with both conditions, it was difficult to draw individual conclusions. However, the met...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/health/view/113365...

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