The stroke survivors are at increased risk of developing cancer
People have suffered a stroke may be at increased risk of developing cancer than those who have not had a stroke, according to a study presented at the International Stroke Conference of the American Stroke Association 2015. Cancer patients have a higher risk of stroke. But what happens when the turns and the risks of survivors of stroke cancer look like?
After analyzing data from 3,247 participants without major cancer 35 years who had an ischemic stroke (caused by a clot or thrombus), the researchers found that the annual incidence rate adjusted cancer age was higher among patients with ischemic compared with the general population stroke. Furthermore, the rate of cancer among survivors of stroke was 1.2 times and 1.4 times per year over two years.
Stroke survivors who developed cancer were three times more likely to die compared to those who did not have cancer.
Having cancer is linked with increased risk of ischemic stroke, mainly because the blood of patients with cancer tends to clot more often. Moreover, where less oxygen tissue because the blood vessels are blocked, the tissue cells are destroyed and a series of events that alter the normal physiology and can cause cancer trigger.
Another risk factor for developing cancer identified in the study was age. Thus, stroke survivors of 50 years and older were 1.4 times more likely to develop cancer at two years than their peers 50 years of age and younger. Participants developed a wide range of cancers, including skin, prostate, breast, lung and bladder cancer.