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A Swedish study has discovered that the risk of blood cancer during adulthood is increased by some allergies. For example, the risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma increased in people who had childhood eczema and hives during childhood increased the risk of leukemia in adults. The belief is that this occurs because allergies chronically stimulate the immune system which reacts by increasing white cell production. This can increase risk of cancer-causing mutations in white-blood cells. These findings are contrary to the belief that allergies improve the immune systems response to malignant cells and thus protects against them.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Hindustan Times
About: Some allergies can increase the risk of certain blood cancers
Date: 4 November 2004
Source: Hindustan Times
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