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New study points to possible link between tattoos and lymphoma, but experts say much more research is needed

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A study from Sweden suggests a potential link between tattoos and malignant lymphoma, a type of cancer. Although the researchers call for further investigation, cancer experts believe the possible association is exaggerated. The study involved nearly 12,000 people in Sweden, comparing those diagnosed with malignant lymphoma to a control group. The researchers found that the risk of malignant lymphoma was 21% higher among individuals with at least one tattoo. However, experts caution that the study did not establish a direct connection and that the risk factors for lymphoma are not typically associated with tattooing.