Fewer Alzheimer’s Diagnoses Seen in Cancer Patients Likely Result of Shorter Life Spans, Study Says

Fewer Alzheimer’s Diagnoses Seen in Cancer Patients Likely Result of Shorter Life Spans, Study Says
Studies suggesting that a cancer diagnosis reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), possibly through a biological mechanism that triggers cancer and prevents AD, may be somewhat irrelevant, researchers said, pointing to data showing that pancreatic cancer patients usually don’t live long enough to develop Alzheimer’s. The study, “Is Cancer Protective for Subsequent Alzheimer’s Disease Risk? Evidence

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One comment

  1. Michelle says:

    My mother has been in remission of pancreatic cancer for 15 years, but has recently had the cancer return as she suffering from Alzheimer’s type dementia. My question is will the cancer cause the stages of dementia to progress faster??

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