Severe psoriasis ups risk of dying from cancer
People with psoriasis have an increased risk of developing and dying from a variety of cancers, particularly if their skin disease is severe, a systematic review shows.
Researchers have found that patients with psoriasis have an 18% increased risk of developing a cancer compared with those without the condition.
The findings also suggest those with severe psoriasis were 1.2 times more likely to die from a cancer, specifically liver (1.4-fold increased risk), esophageal (2.5) and pancreatic (1.3).
The researchers, from the University of Manchester