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Childhood Arthritis and Cancer Could be Connected

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A new study finds children with juvenile arthritis are about four times more likely to be diagnosed with childhood cancer.

Some arthritis drugs are associated with an increased cancer risk  but researchers at the University of Alabama say that alone does not explain the higher numbers.

Doctors say more research is needed to determine the link between juvenile arthritis and cancer.