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Facts About Arthritis You Didn’t Know

Arthritis is a common condition that impacts more than 50 million adults in the United States. It is the most common cause of disability, accounting for more than 12 million lost workdays each year. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with arthritis recently, these facts will help you better understand – and hopefully manage – this condition. Arthritis is among the oldest-known human conditions Arthritis isn’t deadly, and it doesn’t decrease the quality of life substantially, as...
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Drugs for Rheumatoid Arthritis & Risk of Skin Cancer

Biological Drugs Used to Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis Increases Risk of Skin Cancer Do you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis? If you are taking a class of biological drugs referred to as TNF-inhibitors to treat you condition, you may be at a significantly increased risk of developing skin cancer. An analysis of multiple studies cumulatively following over 40,000 RA patients exposed to the drugs for almost 150,000 patient years found that these TNF-inhibitor drugs did not increase the risk of internal cancers,...
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