A Study on the Relationship between Blood Group and Type of Cancer

  • Ehsan Idris Department of Genetic and biotechnology, Misurata University, Misurata, Libya
  • Rema Tahir Department of Zoology, Tobruk University, Tobruk, Libya
  • Amane Amhamed Department of Zoology, Tobruk University, Tobruk, Libya
  • Saad Aboualkasem Department of Genetic and biotechnology, Misurata University, Misurata, Libya
Keywords: Blood group ABO Rh factor, Cancer patients

Abstract

Introduction: the presence and lack of blood antigens in some blood groups induce blood membrane changes, morphologically and functionally, and it is related to some kind of disease such as cancer. Structure-dependent functions of blood types can relate the blood groups to health and diseases. The study aimed to determine the association of "ABO" and "Rhesus" blood groups with the frequency of cancer. A total of 576 cancer patients participated in this study, and they were diagnosed with different types of cancer. The results showed that the blood types A and O have a high rate of occurrence of breast cancer and lung cancer, the positive Rhesus blood type has a high incidence of breast cancer. Meanwhile, the Rhesus negative blood type has a high incidence of stomach cancer. In conclusion, this study supports previous studies about the relationship between the blood group type and the probability of cancers occurring.

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Published
2022-04-17
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Idris, E., Tahir, R., Amhamed, A. and Aboualkasem, S. 2022. A Study on the Relationship between Blood Group and Type of Cancer. Scientific Journal for the Faculty of Science-Sirte University. 2, 1 (Apr. 2022), 23-27. DOI:https://doi.org/10.37375/sjfssu.v2i1.171.
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