Patients with Multiple Sclerosis had a 14% greater risk of developing cancer, with an especially high risk of cancer in respiratory organs, urinary organs and the central nervous system, according to a 65-year study of 6,883 patients.
Cancer risk among Multiple Sclerosis patients compared to the non-MS population:
- Respiratory cancer: 66% increase in risk
- Central nervous system (CNS): 52% increase in risk
- Urinary cancer: 51% increase in risk
- Overall cancer: 14% increase in risk