No. Arthritis is an inflammatory joint condition. There are three main forms - osteoarthitis, rheumatoid arthitis and gout. Osteoarthritis is the most common and it occurs from wearing at the joints. The ends of your bones where they articulate weith other bones are covered with cartilage to prevent friction but over time this wears away. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease and gout is related to the build up of uric acid in the joints.
An excellent answer Danielle. I must add, rheumatoid arthritis is closer to AIDS than it is to Cancer. Your internal immune system focuses on the joints of your connective tissue and becomes compromised, leaving you prone to other cellular disorders or mutations, such as lymphoma and other Cancers.
No, people with severe cases of it are roughly 70 times more likely to get lymphoma, a type of cancer and it gives you a greater chance of dieing from cancer but not developing it or anything.
This isnt true for all all arthritis - there has only been increased risk of lymphoma associated with rheumatoid arthritis
Oh makes sense. Thanks!