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doctors, what are the possibilities that ulcerative pancolitis could lead to colon cancer?

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Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Colitis and colon ca: High. Pancolitis confers a 5- to 15-fold increase in risk for colon ca development compared to that in the general population. If a dysplastic mass or lesion occur, colectomy is needed. Also early colon cancer screening should be instituted for someone with ulcerative pancolitis. The lifetime incidence of crc at average risk is about 5%.
Answered on Jun 17, 2014
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