Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Cancer


Demir C. E. K.

JOURNAL OF TURKISH SLEEP MEDICINE-TURK UYKU TBB DERGISI, vol.3, no.2, pp.26-33, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/jtsm.216
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF TURKISH SLEEP MEDICINE-TURK UYKU TBB DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.26-33

Abstract

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disorder which is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. There is growing evidence that patients with OSA have higher incidence of cancer, accelerated progression and cancer mortality. Intermittent hypoxia, oxidative stress and sleep fragmentation are hold responsible for cancer development.