• High platelet count associated with increased risk for certain cancers

    14 days ago - By Healio

    Individuals with an increased platelet count demonstrated an increased risk for cancer, with the association especially strong in colon, lung, ovarian and stomach cancers, according to a nested case-control study in JAMA Network Open.
    Researchers also reported notable associations of elevated platelet count with esophageal, kidney, pancreatic and other gastrointestinal cancers. They described the associations as transient and most pronounced within 6 months of cancer diagnosis.
    “A growing body of laboratory research has shown the direct involvement of platelets with cancer,” Vasily
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