Cancer mortality in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Laakso1986CancerMI,
  title={Cancer mortality in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Markku Laakso and Olli Mutru and Heikki A Isom{\"a}ki and Kalevi Koota},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={1986},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={
          522-6
        }
}
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), 500 males and 500 females, aged 40 years and over, together with an age and sex matched control population, were observed over a 10-year period. The overall mortality was significantly higher in both men and women with RA than in the controls. During the followup, 42 patients with RA (28 males, 14 females) and 58 control subjects (36 males, 22 females) died from malignant neoplasms, but this difference was not statistically significant. A significant… CONTINUE READING

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