Sleep Apnea Linked to Higher Cancer Death Risk

Cancer compensates, spreads in search for oxygen, researcher suggests

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Park said there are home-monitoring devices that can be used to screen people at home initially.

Nieto said that treating sleep apnea will improve your quality of life, as well as reduce your risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. And, if you have cancer, he said, treating sleep apnea may help increase your odds of surviving cancer.

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Learn more about sleep apnea from the U.S. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

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