Is the use of biologic agents safe in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who have had cancer?

Updated: Feb 07, 2020
  • Author: Howard R Smith, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Any biologic agent may be started or resumed in patients with RA who were treated more than 5 years ago for either solid malignancies or nonmelanoma skin cancer, if such patients would otherwise receive this RA treatment. [4]


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