Radiotherapy For Lymphoma May Be A Mesothelioma Risk Factor

A new large population, four decade study published in Cancer Causes and Control reports that people who had lymphoma and were treated with radiotherapy suffered a higher risk of mesothelioma. The report included 47,219 patients diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and 252,090 patients diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma between 1973 and 2014.

The report concludes that, “Mesothelioma risk was increased among HL and NHL patients treated with radiotherapy but not without radiotherapy.” Not surprisingly the patients who lived the longest after radiation therapy had the greatest chance of being diagnosed with mesothelioma.

It’s important to note that the risk of mesothelioma after being treated with mesothelioma is still extremely rare. Of the almost 300,000 patients who had lymphoma and were treated with radiotherapy 28 developed mesothelioma. In a similar Italian study published in 2016, of the 935,637 patients analyzed by University of Bologna researchers, 301 were later diagnosed with mesothelioma. Most of the mesothelioma cases that developed were pleural.

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