Science News Archive - June 05, 2003
By Serena Gordon, HealthScoutNews ReporterHealthScoutNews -- Could widespread pain be a warning sign of cancer? British researchers think it might be.After following more than 6,000 people for nine years, researchers from the University of Manchester found those who reported having widespread pain at the start of the study were much more likely to have been diagnosed with cancer by the end of the study.They were also less likely to survive their cancer, according to the study, published in the June issue of Arthritis and Rheumatism."We found that those who originally had widespread pain had a 60 percent increased risk of getting cancer and, if they did get cancer, their survival was poorer," says study author Dr.
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