A 21-year-old member asked:
is colon cancer associated with irritable bowel syndrome?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Eric Kaplan answered
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Not really: Except many of the symptoms of IBS could actually be indicative of a colon cancer and many dietary irregularities associated with IBS can themselves increase your risk for colon cacner development. Ibs should be a diagnosis of excluding more serious diagnoses.
Answered on Jan 15, 2015
Dr. Terry Simpson answered
34 years experience General Surgery
No: But they may have similar symptoms so never assume it is ibs.
Answered on Feb 22, 2013
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