Research Finds Popular Blood Pressure Drug Increases Skin Cancer Risk

This study shows a possible link between HCTZ and basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas of the skin. These are not melanomas, the deadliest form of skin cancer, but they both can pose serious health risks. This study shows an association between HCTZ and skin cancer, not proof that the medication actually causes cancer, but it’s link that needs to be studied further. In the meantime, continue to take your blood pressure medication and protect yourself from excessive sun exposure.
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Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C7PP00405B, PaperRub én D. Piacentini, Lara Sofía Della Ceca, Adriana Ipiña The increase in ambient temperature due to climate change is expected to affect the carcinogenicity of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and basal cell carcinoma (BCC). To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Source: RSC - Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. latest articles - Category: Chemistry Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsAdherence to quality of cancer care criteria at the different hospitals evaluated varied. Our findings could be useful for identifying areas for improvement at different hospitals. Future studies should focus on measuring both process and outcome indicators.ResumenIntroducción y objetivosRecientemente se han consensuado unos indicadores de calidad de la atención del cáncer de piel no melanoma y melanoma promovidos por la Fundación Piel Sana AEDV. El objetivo de este estudio es conocer la adherencia a estos criterios de calidad asistencial.Material y métodosEn noviembre de 2016 ...
Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Dermatological follow-up is important in OTRs, due to the higher risk of tumors and mainly NMSC. Clinical and environmental factors, including cigarette smoking, are useful in characterizing OTR with higher risk of NMSC. PMID: 30251802 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This study demonstrated the increased risk of skin cancer in transplant patients during the first 7 years of follow-up and made the dermatologists aware about the need of a regular cutaneous follow up for this subset of patients. PMID: 30229636 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research
Opinion statementDermatoscopy (dermoscopy) improves the diagnosis of benign and malignant cutaneous neoplasms in comparison with examination with the unaided eye and should be used routinely for all pigmented and non-pigmented cutaneous neoplasms. It is especially useful for the early stage of melanoma when melanoma-specific criteria are invisible to the unaided eye. Preselection by the unaided eye is therefore not recommended. The increased availability of polarized dermatoscopes, and the extended use of dermatoscopy in non-pigmented lesions led to the discovery of new criteria, and we recommend that lesions should be exa...
Source: Current Treatment Options in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 September 2018Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): A.J. Dalal, J. Ingham, B. Collard, G. MerrickAbstractWe provide a non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) service for skin cancers of the head and neck in the south-west of England. We hypothesised that certain anatomical sites such as the nose and eyelid would have a higher incidence of close or involved margins than others, and that the choice of repair might influence the excised margins. We therefore retrospectively analysed the data of 500 consecutive NMSC that were operated on in the oral and maxillofacial ...
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Cutaneous Squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) is after basal cell carcinoma the second most common non-melanoma skin cancer and accounts for 20% of all cutaneous malignancies [1]. Particularly effected are organ transplant recipients (OTRs) with a 65 to 250 higher risk than the general population due to their immunosuppression as major risk factor [2]. Moreover, cSCC in OTRs are often quite aggressive with high recurrence rates, metastasis and death [3]. The most widely used agents to prevent graft rejection in solid OTRs are calcineurin-inhibitors in combination with mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) and corticosteroids as the stand...
Source: Journal of Dermatological Science - Category: Dermatology Authors: Source Type: research
In conclusion, dermoscopy is valuable for the diagnosis of CNH as a first screening tool because of a consistent global dermoscopic configuration (daisy pattern), consisting of radially arranged white thick lines surroun ding a central rounded yellow/brown clod.
Source: Archives of Dermatological Research - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
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Source: The British Journal of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Br J Dermatol Source Type: research
S, Suárez Conde I, Pereiro-Ferreirós M Abstract Actinic cheilitis is thought to be a premalignant lesion or a superficial squamous cell carcinoma. The prevalence of actinic cheilitis in Europe is unknown. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of actinic cheilitis in the Galicia region (north-west Spain). Secondary objectives were the description of risk factors of actinic cheilitis. A cross-sectional multicentre study in patients ≥ 45 years of age was performed in 8 dermatology departments in Galicia region during a 1-year period. The prevalence of actinic cheilitis was 31....
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research
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