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Doctor insights on: Can Psoriasis Cause Cancer

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Do cures for psoriasis and seborheic dermatitis such as"temovate" cause cancer?

Do cures for psoriasis and seborheic dermatitis such as"temovate" cause cancer?

Not directly: As an anti-inflammatory drug some immunosuppression may occur and as such cuold contribute to cancer development in affected individuals who have other risks for cancer. ...Read more

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How would recurrent psoriasis affect breast cancer reconstruction?

How would recurrent psoriasis affect breast cancer reconstruction?

Depends: Where is the psoriasis? Is it located where breast surgery would be performed? Active skin lesions located at the site of surgery would increase infection & poor healing risks. If the psoriasis is located somewhere else, then likely no effect on the surgery. Ask a plastic surgeon & have them examine you. ...Read more

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Does psoriasis cause arthritis?

Does psoriasis cause arthritis?

Sometimes: Psoriasis is an immunological condition that affects the skin and joints. However, not everyone have manifestations of both, and many have only skin or only joint involvement. We are learning that psoriasis also affects the cardiovascular system, increasing the risk for heart disease. ...Read more

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Psoriasis causes and treatments?

Psoriasis causes and treatments?

Psoriasis: Long topic requiring a visit to a website: https://www.Psoriasis.Org/about-psoriasis/symptoms-and... About psoriasis symptoms and diagnosis. This should answer any and all questions you may have about psoriasis. ...Read more

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Can psoriasis cause arthritis? How?

Psoriasis Arthritis: On occasions psoriasis can accompany arthritis; and vice versa. It does not cause arthritis. ...Read more

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Is psoriasis caused by a fault in your immune system?

Is psoriasis caused by a fault in your immune system?

Generally yes: Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease and the predisposition is inherited. Technically, it is caused by an abnormality in the immune system. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more