Cancer risk in patients hospitalised for Graves' disease: a population-based cohort study in Sweden

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BACKGROUND: The possibility of an association of Graves' disease (GD) with subsequent cancers raised by certain studies. METHODS: Using a database on 18 156 hospitalised GD patients, subsequent cancers were ascertained. RESULTS: Increased risks of thyroid and parathyroid tumours were limited to the early follow-up period, which is probably a surveillance bias. Cancer sites with observed excess included the mouth and breast, in contrast to decreased risks of colon cancer, melanoma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. CONCLUSION: Increased subsequent cancers in GD patients appeared to be balanced by decreased risks at other sites; chance cannot be excluded. British Journal of Cancer (2010) 102, 1397-1399. doi:10.1038/sj.bjc.6605624 www.bjcancer.com Published online 30 March 2010 (C) 2010 Cancer Research UK

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  • Cancer and Oncology

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  • subsequent cancer, hyperthyroidism, Hospital Discharge Registry
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1397-1399
JournalBritish Journal of Cancer
Volume102
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes