People With Shingles Show No Higher Cancer Risk, Taipei Veterans General Hospital Study

Published: Sep 18, 2012

(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.

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