Well: Sleep Apnea Tied To Increased Cancer Risk

Two new studies associate a common disorder of sleep that causes pauses in breathing with a higher risk of cancer.

Topics:  sleep   cancer   risk   
  • Sleep apnea tied to higher risk of road traffic accidents
    "This study provides very strong evidence that obstructive sleep apnea patients have an increased traffic accident risk and that this risk can be modified if CPAP treatment is used adequately." Using data from the Swedish Traffic Accident Registry (STRADA ...
    03/10/2015 - 11:05 pm | View Link
  • No Link Between Sleep Apnea, Cancer, Study Finds
    Dr. Leonard Lichtenfeld, deputy chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society, said the findings suggest that sleep apnea by itself is not related to an increased risk of cancer. "However, for some people the factors that cause sleep apnea are ...
    08/5/2014 - 5:02 am | View Link
  • Sleep apnea tied to diabetes in large study
    In the largest study to date of the relationship between sleep apnea and diabetes ... 30 had a 30% higher risk of developing diabetes than those with an AHI 5. Patients with mild or moderate OSA had a 23% increased risk of developing diabetes.
    06/5/2014 - 9:49 pm | View Link
  • Severity of sleep apnea tied to melanoma aggressiveness
    Researchers studied over 50 patients with malignant melanoma. 60% had sleep apnea while 14% had severe sleep apnea. Results showed that as severity of sleep apnea increased, so to did the aggressiveness of the cancer.
    09/10/2013 - 3:45 pm | View Link
  • Sleep Apnea Severity Predicts Aggressiveness of Skin Cancer
    Bad sleep ... Tied to Lowering Glucose Levels The latest research, presented Monday at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Annual Congress, supports previous findings on cancer and sleep apnea. Past studies found evidence that sleep apnea increased ...
    09/9/2013 - 3:37 am | View Link
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  • Obstructive sleep apnea
    Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) (or apnoea) is the most common type of sleep apnea and is caused by obstruction of the upper airway. It is characterized by repetitive ...
    03/31/2015 - 12:23 pm | View Website
  • Study links severe sleep apnea to increased risk of stroke ...
    Study links severe sleep apnea to increased risk of stroke, cancer and death | |
    03/31/2015 - 5:06 am | View Website
  • Sleep Apnea: Learn About Symptoms and Treatment
    Sleep Apnea Awareness Sleep Apnea Symptoms and Warning Signs. The symptoms of sleep apnea may include: daytime fatigue and sleepiness, insomnia, poor concentration ...
    03/29/2015 - 11:24 pm | View Website
  • What Is Sleep Apnea? Causes, Risk Factors, and Effects
    Obstructive sleep apnea is a common and serious disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops for 10 seconds or more during sleep. The disorder results in decreased ...
    03/29/2015 - 10:48 pm | View Website
  • American Sleep Apnea Association | American Sleep Apnea ...
    Information on reducing injury, disability, and death from sleep apnea.
    03/29/2015 - 9:36 pm | View Website
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