Prescription diuretic use and risk of basal cell carcinoma in the nationwide U.S. radiologic technologists cohort.

@article{McDonald2014PrescriptionDU,
  title={Prescription diuretic use and risk of basal cell carcinoma in the nationwide U.S. radiologic technologists cohort.},
  author={Emily McDonald and Daryl Michal Freedman and Bruce H. Alexander and Michele Morin Doody and Margaret A. Tucker and Martha S. Linet and Elizabeth K Cahoon},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology},
  year={2014},
  volume={23 8},
  pages={1539-45}
}
BACKGROUND UV radiation (UVR) exposure is the primary risk factor for basal cell carcinoma (BCC). Although prescription diuretics have photosensitizing properties, the relationship between diuretic use and BCC remains unclear. METHODS Using data from the United States Radiologic Technologists Study, a large, nationwide prospective cohort, we assessed the relationship between diuretic use and first primary BCC while accounting for sun exposure history, constitutional characteristics, lifestyle… CONTINUE READING
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