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A 28-year-old member asked:

Is it logical to wonder if 2 years on prednisone can be a contributing cause to a cancer ?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Silverman
Specializes in Infectious Disease
No: There's no data that says that steroids are associated with cancer or that they contribute to a diagnosis.
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
Yes: Immunesuppression due to long term Prednisone can increase your risk for cancer. Discuss with your doctor if this may be the case for you.
Last updated Jun 30, 2014

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