Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and skin cancer

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7007.749a (Published 16 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:749
  1. Peter Sasieni, Research scientist,
  2. Veronique Bataille, Senior registrar
  1. Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Epidemiology, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, PO Box 123, London WC2A 3PX
  2. Department of Dermatology, St George's Hospital, London SW17 0RE

    Ultraviolet light is unlikely explanation for association

    EDITOR,--Johanna Adami and colleagues provide data showing a greatly increased risk of melanoma and squamous cell skin cancer after non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.1 They also show a smaller but significantly increased risk for the reverse (non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia after skin cancer). They conclude that “this supports the hypothesis of a role for ultraviolet light in the increasing incidence …

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