There are several types of cancer that have been linked to psoriasis, including:
- Skin cancer: Psoriasis has been associated with an increased risk of skin cancer, particularly squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma.
- Lymphoma: People with psoriasis may have a higher risk of developing lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system.
- Leukemia: There have been reports of an increased risk of leukemia in people with psoriasis, although the evidence is not conclusive.
- Lung cancer: Some studies suggest that people with psoriasis may have an increased risk of lung cancer.
It’s important to note that while there may be a link between psoriasis and these types of cancer, having psoriasis does not mean you will develop cancer. It’s also important to regularly monitor and check for any suspicious changes or growths on the skin, and to discuss any concerns with a healthcare provider.