Epilepsy as a risk factor for cancer.

@article{Adelw2006EpilepsyAA,
  title={Epilepsy as a risk factor for cancer.},
  author={Cecilia Adel{\"o}w and Anders Ahlbom and Maria Feychting and Folke Johnsson and Judith Schwartzbaum and Torbjōrn Tomson},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={2006},
  volume={77 6},
  pages={784-6}
}
AIM Epilepsy and long term use of antiepileptic drugs have been suggested to be associated with an increased risk of cancer. The authors therefore set out to analyse previous diagnosis of epilepsy as a risk factor for certain cancer forms in a case control study. METHODS Incident cases of leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma, and pancreatic cancer were identified from the Swedish Cancer Registry 1987-99, a total of 52 861 cases. Controls (n = 137 485) were randomly selected from the Swedish… CONTINUE READING
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