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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Cancer Risk

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Overview

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) increases the risk of colon cancer. The amount of increased risk depends on the type of inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease of the colon), how much of the intestine is involved, and how long you have had IBD.


Credits for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Cancer Risk

Current as of: June 6, 2022

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Peter J. Kahrilas MD - Gastroenterology
JoLynn Montgomery PA - Family Medicine


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