Associated Conditions of Cancer


About associated conditions: Associated conditions are those which appear statistically related, but do not have a clear cause or effect relationship. Whereas the complications are caused by Cancer, and underlying causes may be causes of Cancer, the following list shows associated conditions that simply appear with higher frequency in people who have Cancer. In some cases, there may be overlap between this list and risk factors for Cancer. People with Cancer may be more likely to get a condition on the list of associated conditions, or the reverse may be true, or both. Whether they are causes of, caused by, or simply coincidentally related to Cancer is not always clear. For general information, see Associated Condition Misdiagnosis.

Cancer as a risk factor: Another type of associated condition is one for which Cancer is itself a risk factor. The conditions for which Cancer is listed as a risk factor includes:

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