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Is it true that people with RA develop cancer of bones?

Apr 2013
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is it true that people with rheumatoid arthritis iften develop cancer of the bones?
Posted Sat, 5 Oct 2013 in Cancer
Answered by Dr. Ivan R. Rommstein 44 minutes later
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
No,this is absolutely not true. rheumatoid arthritis may have similar symptoms such as nine cancer so it can be misdiagnosed but rheumatoid arthrosis and bone cancer are not related.
there are some studies which shows some that people with ra may have increased risk of lymphomas but this is also just minor risk. Wish you good health. Feel free to ask
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