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By makrivah On 2017.11.05 16:14
I've read there is a connection between the two. Has anyone had any experience with this? Any knowledge you can share?

By jcoff012 On 2017.11.06 15:58

When we told Carl’s neurologist we were putting in a pool, he said for Carl to use care and a suncreen higher than 30 because he would be susceptible to burn and skin cancer. No real explanation. Sorry.

By Busymom On 2017.11.06 17:58
I can attest that my husband has had two instances of skin cancer recently, both times had lesions removed, but....he also spent tons of time out in the sun when he was younger with no sunscreen whatsoever, so that could very well account for it....
He does have to go for a full body scan at the dermatologist every six months to make sure nothing new appears... But they didn't mention a possible connection with the PD.

By Lynn03 On 2017.11.06 21:20
My husband has had several skin cancers removed and, yes, I've read of the connection between the skin cancer and Parkinson's. Check also on vitamin D deficiency. -- If I see a good reference on the connections, I'll try to post it for you.

By flowers12 On 2017.11.06 23:55
My hubby has had a skin cancer removed that was melanoma. We were told this about Sinemet -
"The chance of a type of skin cancer called melanoma may be raised in people with Parkinson's disease. It is not known if this medicine may also raise the chance. Have skin exams while you take Sinemet. Talk with your doctor."

By junipersage On 2017.11.07 12:19
Here's a link to an abstract of a medical journal article on this topic.

The gist of it is that there is a connection between Parkinson's and melanoma that is believed to be genetic, but we don't as yet understand the direct connection or mechanism.

On the positive side, people with Parkinson's tend to have a slightly lower risk of most other cancers.

By makrivah On 2017.11.12 23:21
Thank you one and all! Information provided is much appreciated.

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