Old tattoo to blame for woman’s ‘cancer’

IF you have a tattoo this may make you nervous. You’re probably fine but should definitely keep an eye on old tattoos, though. If you notice anything that looks or feels strange you should go to a doctor right away because you never know if it’s cancer. If it is it should be treated as soon as possible.

Key Takeaways:

  • Tattoos can cause several types of reactions including infections and other inflammatory reactions.
  • Most people with tattoos have no problems.
  • do your research on your tattoo artist

“Doctors in Australia suspected that a woman had a type of cancer called lymphoma, but they were stunned when they put her enlarged lymph node under a microscope — and instead found black tattoo pigment from 15 years ago to which her immune system was just now reacting.”

http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/02/health/tattoo-ink-lymphoma-study/index.html

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