Does MS Reduce your Risk of Prostate Cancer?

Multiple sclerosis may lead to lower cancer risk

Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:11pm EDT

LONDON (Reuters) – People with multiple sclerosis may have a lower risk of cancer, possibly because of lifestyle changes they make after they are diagnosed with the neurological condition, researchers said on Monday.

An analysis of the medical records of more than 20,000 people with multiple sclerosis showed that patients had a 10 percent lower risk of cancer over 35 years than people without MS.

“We speculate that the lower risk for cancer among people with MS could be a result of lifestyle changes or treatment following diagnosis,” Shahram Bahmanyar of Sweden’s Karolinksa Institute, who led the study, said in a statement.

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