Paracetamol Linked to Blood Cancer

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
May 11, 2011

Subscribe for daily wellness inspiration

Like onlymyhealth on Facebook!

Paracetamol pills A new research conducted at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle has hinted that Paracetamol is linked to increased risk of blood cancer. Otherwise known as acetaminophen, this powerful painkiller is also known as Tylenol in the United States of America.


Researchers though are of the opinion that the fact that increased Paracetamol use actually causes blood cancer, is yet to be conclusively proven. The research used more than 65000 older men and women from the Washington area as its sample. After following their lives for an average of 6 years it was discovered that 1 % from the entire group had developed cancer. Out of this 1% or 577 people, 9% had used high dosages of Paracetamol in their lives.


Paracetamol has earlier been linked to diseases such as eczema and asthma. However, even there its real effect on blood related cancer has not been clearly established. Experts are of the opinion that because Paracetamol has a different way of working than other painkillers, its effect on blood cells in the body will be very different.



Write a Review Feedback
Is it Helpful Article?YES2 Votes 11477 Views 1 Comment
Post a Comment

Though all possible measures have been taken to ensure accuracy, reliability, timeliness and authenticity of the information; Onlymyhealth assumes no liability for the same. Using any information of this website is at the viewers’ risk. Please be informed that we are not responsible for advice/tips given by any third party in form of comments on article pages . If you have or suspect having any medical condition, kindly contact your professional health care provider.

  • Preeti11 May 2011

    Documentary - "Trial & Error" investigates the deaths of poor tribal girls in remote villages of Andhra Pradesh (India). More than 14,000 girls were vaccinated with the internationally debated HPV/cervical cancer vaccine during a clinical trial, and within months of being vaccinated, four of them died. Who is accountable for the deaths of these children who were subjected to a clinical trial even without the informed consent of their parents? Who will give answers to these many unethical clinica

  • All
  • Article
  • Slideshow
  • Video