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Anti-TNF Antibody Therapy in Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Risk of Serious Infections and MalignanciesSystematic Review and Meta-analysis of Rare Harmful Effects in Randomized Controlled Trials ...MalignanciesPublished data in the 9 retrieved randomized controlled trials reported 24 malignancies in 3493 patients who received at least 1 dose of an anti-TNF antibody (0.8%) and 2 malignancies in 1512 control patients (0.2%).
"The last thing an immunocompromised person needs is sun exposure," warns Dr. Otley. Sunscreen appears to help. A study from Queensland, Australia, found that daily sunscreen use significantly reduces the number of squamous cell carcinomas that people develop over time.