Could Catching the Flu Be Linked to an Increased Cancer Risk?

River D'Almeida, Ph.D
2 min readMay 12, 2020

Results from a new research study suggest that a spike in infections such as influenza could be linked to the risk of developing certain cancers.

The study, published in Cancer Immunology Research, followed over 50,000 individuals who experienced influenza, gastroenteritis, hepatitis, and pneumonia infections over a 7 year period to look for correlations with…

River D'Almeida, Ph.D

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