Thick skin on the palms, soles of the feet may be related to esophageal cancer

A new medical finding from people with thick skin on the palms and feet is receiving the attention of many people.

A new medical finding from people with thick skin on the palms and feet is receiving the attention of many people.

A group of London scientists has announced that those with thick skin on the palms and feet may be one of the signs that you are at risk of developing esophageal cancer .

Previously, esophageal cancer was thought to be the most common cancer ranked eighth in the world.

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Specifically, a group of researchers from Queen Mary University London (QMUL) conducted this study and found that they found a new genetic form of esophageal cancer called "Tylosis" but this genetic form specializes in thickening the skin of the palms and feet.

Even if this type of genetic development is strong, it can cause the skin to be thick and hard, sometimes it takes a sharp blade to shave . This sign has been found clearly on some patients.

In addition, the team has just added a gene called iRHOM2 , found to be one of the agents that also thickens the skin on the palms, feet .  

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Examining the names of rats with the iRHOM2 gene showed that the skin of the rat's legs was unusually thin, but on the human body with this gene, the skin of the palm of the foot was thickened and unexpectedly the patients had this gene. also have esophageal cancer.

This finding will be an important premise in studying new therapies to treat esophageal cancer as well as future skin and psoriasis. - Scientist Anissa Chikh said in a statement.

This research has just been published in Nature Communications.

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