Systemic sclerosis increases the risk of three cancers
By Mardi Chapman
24 Sep 2019
Australian patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) have an increased risk of cancer especially breast, melanoma and lung cancer. A data linkage study comprising adults in the Australian Scleroderma Cohort Study (ASCS) and information from cancer registries found the cancer risk is also associated with increased mortality and healthcare utilisation. The study found 14.2% of 1,727 adults ...