People With Shingles Show No Higher Cancer Risk, Taipei Veterans General Hospital Study  
9/18/2012 7:12:27 AM

(Reuters Health) - People who come down with shingles seem to have no higher-than-normal risk of developing cancer later on, a study published Monday confirms.

Researchers found that for nearly 36,000 Taiwanese adults with shingles, the chances of developing cancer over the next several years were on par with national statistics.