Rheumatoid arthritis and cancer risk.

  title={Rheumatoid arthritis and cancer risk.},
  author={Lene Mellemkjaer and Martha S. Linet and Gloria Gridley and Morten Frisch and Henrik M\oller and Jorgen H. Olsen},
  journal={European journal of cancer},
  volume={32A 10},
The aim of this study was to examine the cancer pattern in a large group of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A follow-up study of cancer incidence in RA was conducted within a cohort of 20,699 patients recorded in the Danish Hospital Discharge Register during 1977-1987 by linkage with the Danish Cancer Registry through 1991. There were consistent excesses of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and Hodgkin's disease in both sexes and during both early and late periods of follow-up. Risks for lung… CONTINUE READING
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