Study links Parkinson’s to 16 types of cancer

News

Author: AdminPublished: 24 June 2015

Parkinson's LifePrep: Parkinson's LifeCook: Parkinson's LifeServes:

News image

A study conducted by researchers in Taiwan has found that people with Parkinson’s are at higher risk of being diagnosed with over 16 different types of cancer.

Using data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database to separate two groups of people – one with Parkinson’s and the other without – the researchers found Parkinson’s patients in Taiwan to be at an increased risk of malignant brain tumours, gastrointestinal tracts, lung cancers, some hormone-related cancers, urinary tract cancers, lymphoma/leukaemia, melanoma and other skin cancers.

Pan-Chyr Yang of the National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, said: “Based on this nationwide study on the association between Parkinson’s and cancer risk, we conclude that Parkinson’s is a risk factor for most cancer in Taiwan.”

Go Back

Share this story

Comments


Related articles


Advances

“Quick, simple and painless”: a new way to diagnose Parkinson’s disease?

An “innovative” test that could help improve diagnosis

READ MORE
Avocado pear

Recipes & Nutrition

Naturally good food: the diets proven to boost the body against Parkinson’s

Diets from around the world that help Parkinson’s symptoms

READ MORE
Chocolate-fondue-lead

Recipes & Nutrition

Rich chocolate fondue with strawberries and pineapple

A quick, easy to digest dessert recipe

READ MORE