Hospitalized patients with leukemia had the highest percentages of secondary hypertension, followed by those patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, according to a study published in Chronic Illness. Chanhyun Park, PhD, MPharm, MEd, RPh, and colleagues investigated the incidence of hypertension by cancer type and demographic characteristics among hospitalized patients with cancer. The presence of hypertension was the independent variable, which was further classified as primary, secondary, and other hypertension. Patients were classified by sex, age, race/ethnicity, and the 12 most common cancer types; researchers used multinomial logistic regression. Among 638,670 hospitalized patients with cancer via the National Inpatient Sample data, researchers found that 56.8% had hypertension. The predicted percentages of patients with any hypertension were higher based on male sex, age, and Black race. “This study emphasizes the need to control hypertension in all cancer patients,” the study authors wrote.