US probes cancer in children given arthritis drugs

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CrazyHarry
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   Posted 6/26/2008 8:04 PM (GMT -7)   
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US probes cancer in children given arthritis drugs


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Jen77
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   Posted 6/26/2008 8:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I saw an article on this recently. Scary.

These risks are there for adults as well though aren't they? Or is that they just saw a rise in these cancers with children/young adults right now? I already have lymphoma in my family, so for me these treatments are going to be something I'm going to hesitate in wanting to try.
~Jennifer
 
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Currently taking Prednisone: tapered to 15 mg *eek*, Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL (for high blood pressure).

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