Navigation Links
HIV Patients at Heightened Risk for Certain Cancers
Date:11/22/2011

TUESDAY, Nov. 22 (HealthDay News) -- A weakened immune system and unhealthy lifestyle habits such as smoking put HIV-infected patients at increased risk for cancer, according to a new study.

The researchers also said that starting antiretroviral therapy at an earlier stage of HIV infection might reduce cancer risk.

The primary goal of the study, one of the first to compare the risk of cancer in HIV-infected patients, was to determine how much of the increased risk was the result of the disease and how much was due to other risk factors, such as smoking, the researchers said.

The study authors compared the rates of 10 types of cancer that occurred among HIV-infected patients and HIV-free patients from Kaiser Permanente in Northern and Southern California between 1996 and 2008.

Six of the cancers were more common in HIV patients than in HIV-free patients, including Kaposi's sarcoma, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hodgkin's lymphoma, melanoma, anal cancer and liver cancer. Lung and oral-cavity cancers were also more common among HIV patients, but most of the risk of those cancers appeared to be associated with lifestyle habits such as smoking.

Prostate cancer was less common in HIV patients than in HIV-free patients.

Further investigation suggested that a weakened immune system was associated with the increased risk of cancer in HIV patients.

"Taken together, we believe our results support cancer-prevention strategies that combine routine prevention activities, such as smoking cessation, with earlier HIV treatment to help maintain a patient's immune system," lead author Michael Silverberg, a research scientist with the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, said in a Kaiser news release.

The study appears in the current issue of the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.

More information

The U.S. National Cancer Institute has more about HIV and cancer risk.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Kaiser Permanente, news release, Nov. 22, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. More Sore Throats Seen in Acne Patients Taking Antibiotics
2. Psoriasis Treatments Convenience May Be Key for Patients
3. IBD patients face increased skin cancer risk
4. Psychological factors affect IBS patients interpretation of symptom severity
5. South Asian patients require 3 times as much repeat angioplasty as white Europeans
6. Hope on the horizon for patients with post-traumatic stress disorder
7. Cancer Doctors Still Not Great With Patients Pain
8. A new stent design may put patients at risk
9. Older ER Patients Less Likely to Get Pain Meds, Data Shows
10. Exercise may be better than stents for PAD patients
11. Tamoxifen causes significant side effects in male breast cancer patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/5/2016)... ... ... For many years, Andrew G. Zubinas has accumulated over 130 hardcover ... Lithuanian language and its poetry inspired him in writing “ Forest Lungs ... aspects of a living, breathing forest where nothing ever stays the same. His subjects ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... ... December 05, 2016 , ... ... announced today that nominations will be accepted from December 5, 2016 through ... , Awards include the Information Security Executive® of the Year, which recognizes ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... ... December 05, 2016 , ... Worldwise ... global lifestyle design firm kathy ireland® Worldwide for five additional years, announced by ... into an exclusive licensing agreement three years ago to design and develop the ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... ... December 05, 2016 , ... Progressive ... of L-Citrulline and glutathione to enhance production of nitric oxide (NO). , NitroGenesis ... shown to produce NO twice as effectively and sustains NO blood levels twice ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... ... December 05, 2016 , ... ICA, ... alerting technology to Central Illinois Health Information Exchange (CIHIE) using its Smart ... as the sole sub-recipient participating with the Illinois Health Information Exchange Authority ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/5/2016)... According to a new market research report "Cartilage Repair/ ... Tissue Scaffolds, Cell-free composites), Application (Hyaline Cartilage, Fibrocartilage), by Region - ... reach USD 779.8 Million by 2021 from USD 414.6 Million in ... of 2016 to 2021. Continue Reading ... ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... PUNE, India , December 5, 2016 According ... by Product Type and by Application - Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, ... 2015, and is expected to reach $5,255 million by 2022, growing at a ... in 2015 with more than four-fifths share. Continue ... ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... and PUNE, India , December ... report by Allied Market Research, titled, "Global Cancer Biomarkers Market ... revenue of cancer biomarkers market is projected to reach $15,737 ... CAGR of 13.3% from 2016 to 2022. Omic technologies segment ... 2015 and is expected to maintain its dominance during the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: