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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.
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

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Sensus Healthcare is a medical device company that focuses on providing non-invasive and cost-effective treatment of non-melanoma skin cancers and keloids utilizing superficial radiation technology (SRT). Their proprietary, FDA-cleared SRT technology is used to effectively and safely treat oncological and non-oncological skin conditions. The radiation is focused onto cancer cells almost exclusively, and it penetrates no more than 5mm under the surface of the skin, sparing nearby tissues. In 2013, Sensus Healthcare received FDA clearance in the United States to treat keloids with the SRT-100 device. Earlier this summer, Chi...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Dermatology Exclusive Oncology Source Type: blogs
Abstract: Background: Immunosuppressive therapy, which is necessary to avoid graft rejection in renal transplant recipients, presents an increased risk of several pathologies, namely infectious and neoplastic. Objectives: To identify the most frequent skin diseases and their clinical and demographical risk factors within a population of renal transplant recipients. Methods: A retrospective study of renal transplant recipients referred to dermatology visit and observed for the first time from January 2008 to December 2014. Results: The study included 197 patients, 120 men (60,9%). Mean age was 50,7 years ( ±13,4). 12...
Source: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Conclusion. ATL can be confused with several differential diagnoses, especially inflammatory and infectious granulomatous diseases as well as non-melanoma skin cancers. Clinicians working in tropical areas should be aware of the main differential diagnosis of leishmaniasis-like lesions.
Source: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Authors: Liu-Smith F, Jia J, Zheng Y Abstract There are three major types of skin cancer: melanoma, basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). BCC and SCC are often referred to as non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC). NMSCs are relatively non-lethal and curable by surgery, hence are not reportable in most cancer registries all over the world. Melanoma is the deadliest skin cancer. Its incidence rate (case number) is about 1/10th of that for NMSC, yet its death toll is ~8 fold higher than NMSC.Melanomas arise from melanocytes which are normally located on the basement membrane with dendrites extending ...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
In conclusion, the thesis highlights ingenol mebutate's potential as a prophylactic remedy for non-melanoma skin cancer with promise to support primary preventative efforts in reducing non-melanoma skin cancer incidence. PMID: 29115209 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Danish Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research
Skin cancer associated with commonly prescribed drugs: tumor necrosis factor alpha inhibitors (TNF-αIs), angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs), phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5Is) and statins -weighing the evidence. Expert Opin Drug Saf. 2017 Nov 06;: Authors: Nardone B, Orrell KA, Vakharia PP, West DP Abstract INTRODUCTION: Skin cancers, including both malignant melanoma (MM) and nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC), are the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the US. The incidence of both MM and NMSC continues to rise. Areas Covered: Current evidence for an association between four of the most...
Source: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Opin Drug Saf Source Type: research
We report the effect of P+SS, applied for 16 weeks, in a case series of 10 OTR subjects with multiple AK lesions. P+SS treatment was associated with a relevant AK lesion reduction (#x3e;75%) in 7 patients (with a complete clearance in 3 subjects) with an improvement in the field of cancerization. This medical device could be considered a promising long-term curative and preventive treatment in OTR patients at high risk of non-melanoma skin cancers.Case Rep Dermatol 2017;9:211 –216
Source: Case Reports in Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Authors: Zink A Abstract Non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) is the most common malignancy of the light-skinned population with an enormous socioeconomic impact. Historically known as incurable under the term noli me tangere (transl. do not touch me), today various non-melanocytic cutaneous neoplasms are grouped as NMSC. The most common of these, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and actinic keratoses as carcinomas in situ, are increasingly called keratinocyte carcinoma. Today, the pathogenesis and risk factors of NMSC are relatively well understood, which has led to multiple treatment options, the recognit...
Source: Der Hautarzt: Zeitschrift fur Dermatologie, Venerologie, und verwandte Gebiete - Category: Dermatology Tags: Hautarzt Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This matched-pair cohort study supports the use of EBT as an effective non-surgical treatment option for NMSC with equivalent recurrence rates and cosmetic outcomes to MMS in appropriately-selected patients with early stage NMSC at extended follow-up. PMID: 28951753 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Contemp Brachytherapy Source Type: research
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common non-melanoma skin cancer worldwide, after basal cell carcinoma. The aim of this study is to determine the epidemiological characteristics of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma in Morocco. This is a descriptive retrospective study of all patients treated for cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma at Al Azhar Oncology Center in Rabat between 2005 and 2015. During this period, there were 18 new cases diagnosed with SCC (9 men and 9 women), accounting for 18.8% of all skin cancers reported during the study period.
Source: Journal of Investigative Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers Source Type: research
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