Reduced Cancer Risks Found In Men With Asthma, Eczema


Reduced Cancer Risks Found In Men With Asthma, EczemaMen who have been diagnosed with asthma or eczema may be at a lower risk of developing certain types of cancer, according to findings published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

During a recent trial, a team of investigators examined the results of a previous study that monitored air quality in various work environments. A total of 3,300 men aged 35 to 70 years who had been diagnosed with cancer were observed during this research, and compared to 512 people who were cancer-free.

The researchers discovered that those with a history of asthma were less likely to develop stomach cancer, while men with eczema had a lower risk of suffering from lung cancer.

Marie-Claude Rousseau, co-author of the trial, stated that “asthma and eczema are allergies brought about by a hyper-reactive immune system — a state that might have enabled abnormal cells to have been eliminated more efficiently, thereby reducing the risk of cancer.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that in 2008, an estimated 16.4 million people in the United States had developed asthma.ADNFCR-1960-ID-19913366-ADNFCR

Personal Liberty

Special To Personal Liberty

You Sound Off! is written by our readers and appears the last Wednesday of each month. If you would like to submit an article or letter to the editor for consideration for You Sound Off!, send it to by the Friday before the last Wednesday of the month. To be considered, a submission should be 750 words or less and must include the writer's name, address and a telephone number. Only the writer's name will be published. Anonymous submissions will not be considered.

Join the Discussion

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.