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Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer Doubles the Risk for Lung, Colon and Breast Cancers

The Journal of National Cancer Institute reports that a study done at the Medical University of South Carolina shows that people who have nonmelanomanon-melanoma skin cancer are at double the risk to develop a subsequent cancer.  The increased risk of subsequent cancer is not only for melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, but also for lung cancer, colon cancer and breast cancer.  For prostate cancer the tend was for increased risk but the association was weaker and statistically insignificant.  Dr. Weinstock, chair of the skin cancer advisory committee  of the American Cancer Society has advised that people that have had skin cancers should make sure they are up to date on all screening tests for other cancers such as colonoscopies, fecal occult blood, mammograms and Pap smears.

Remember that the earlier cancer is found the better the outcome. If you were recently diagnosed with cancer and believe that your cancer should have been diagnosed earlier contact the attorneys and doctors at Berger & Lagnese. We will get your medical records and laboratory test results and have them reviewed by experts to determine if you have a medical malpractice caseOur lawyers handle cases in Pittsburgh, Butler, Cranberry and in other cities and counties throughout the western half of Pennsylvania.