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Study Investigates Link Between Rosacea and Types of Cancer

A recent study in Denmark found rosacea patients had an increased risk of hepatic cancer (liver cancer), nonmelanoma skin cancer and breast cancer, but a decreased risk of lung cancer. The study published in Cancer Epidemiology was conducted by Dr. Alexander Egeberg and a research team from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark.They are responsible for similar recent comorbidity studies connecting rosacea to glioma and gastrointestinal diseases, among other diseases and conditions.

Rosacea Awareness Month Highlights Warning Signs of Increased Health Risks

Is your face trying to tell you something? Although new medical research has discovered the red-faced appearance of rosacea may serve as a potential signal for serious but less visible illnesses, only a small fraction of those suffering from this widespread, often embarrassing disorder are currently being treated. The National Rosacea Society (NRS) has designated April as Rosacea Awareness Month to alert the public to the early warning signs of this chronic and conspicuous facial condition now estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans. 

Link Found Between Rosacea and Migraine

Researchers in Denmark have reported a potential link between rosacea and migraine headaches, finding an association between the two conditions particularly in women over the age of 50. A relationship between the two conditions has been hypothesized for the past 30 years, but only a handful of studies, mostly with limited sample sizes, have investigated the potential connection. 

Rosacea Linked to a Higher Risk of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's Diseases

Editor’s note: This issue contains reports of interesting new findings on rosacea and other diseases. It’s important to note that these findings only suggest a potential association. To determine any cause and effect relationship, further study is required.

New studies have now shown potential links between rosacea and increased risk of the nervous system disorders Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, in addition to a growing number of other medical conditions.1,2

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