Category Archives: sleep apnea

Study shows that sleep apnea can help enable the spread of lung cancer cells.


Sleep apnea’s variable oxygen levels cause damage that is detectable at the tissue level. Although many other confounding factors exist, sleep apnea is shown to be an independent factor associated with adverse cancer outcomes.  Now, a study from researchers led by the University of Chicago shows that intermittent hypoxia, or an irregular lack of air experienced by people with sleep

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