Sleep Apnea Predicts Skin Cancer Aggressiveness

You probably wouldn’t think about skin cancer being possibly related to obstructive sleep apnea, but here’s an interesting study that found that the aggressiveness of melanoma is related to the severity of obstructive sleep apnea. What was more surprising was that 60% of these patients with melanoma had obstructive sleep apnea, with 14% having severe levels.  There have been […]

Can Sleep Apnea Cause Skin Cancer?

I’ve alluded to the possibility of cancer development from chronic hypoxia that’s seen with obstructive sleep apnea. Here’s one study that supports my hypothesis: Researchers in Spain injected melanoma cells into mice and subjected one group to intermittent hypoxia and the other group to normal oxygen levels. At the end of 14 days, the tumor weight in […]