Neurology found patients with multiple sclerosis may have an increased risk for overall and cancer-related death six months to a year after a colorectal cancer diagnosis, compared with patients who had colorectal cancer but not MS. "Understanding more about the factors involved in treating cancer in people with MS and their outcomes will be helpful for people with MS and their doctors as they balance the benefits of cancer treatment with the potential adverse effects and consider life expectancy and quality of life," said researcher Dr. Ruth Ann Marrie."/> Neurology found patients with multiple sclerosis may have an increased risk for overall and cancer-related death six months to a year after a colorectal cancer diagnosis, compared with patients who had colorectal cancer but not MS. "Understanding more about the factors involved in treating cancer in people with MS and their outcomes will be helpful for people with MS and their doctors as they balance the benefits of cancer treatment with the potential adverse effects and consider life expectancy and quality of life," said researcher Dr. Ruth Ann Marrie."/> Colorectal cancer may raise mortality risk for MS patients

Colorectal cancer may raise mortality risk for MS patients

2021-09-17

A study published in Neurology found patients with multiple sclerosis may have an increased risk for overall and cancer-related death six months to a year after a colorectal cancer diagnosis, compared with patients who had colorectal cancer but not MS. "Understanding more about the factors involved in treating cancer in people with MS and their outcomes will be helpful for people with MS and their doctors as they balance the benefits of cancer treatment with the potential adverse effects and consider life expectancy and quality of life," said researcher Dr. Ruth Ann Marrie.

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