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Does celiac increase risk of colon cancer?

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Dr. Paul Carter
29 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Not clear: But, celiac is linked with increased risk of small intestinal cancer and lymphoma. Colon cancer has has mixed results in studies but probably has no significant increased risk.
Answered on Apr 6, 2012

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Hope not!!: Only if it keeps you from getting checkups and routine colonoscopies!
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