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A 21-year-old member asked:

What is ulcerative colitis in colon cancer?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
Colitis cancer link: Ulcerative colitis can transform to colon cancer. Chronic inflammation can lead to dysplasia. Dysplasia can lead to colon cancer.
Dr. Pierre Semrani
Specializes in Family Medicine
UC cancer link: Ulcerative colitis increases the risk of developing colon cancer; and in these cases the individual would get earlier scope exams for the detection of precancerous lesions.
Dr. Arie Pelta
Colon and Rectal Surgery 20 years experience
Inflammation: Uc make higher risk to get colon rectal ca.

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A 50-year-old member asked:

How can you distinguish between the symptoms of colon cancer and ulcerative colitis?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
You can't always.: Symptoms for colon cancer and ulcerative colitis can be similar. These include weight loss, changes in bowel habits, diarrhea, and sometimes blood in the stool. The only way to rule out colon cancer is with a colonoscopy. If you have a diagnosis of ulcerative colitis, you are at a higher risk of getting colon cancer. So see a doctor for any of these symptoms!

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Last updated Feb 7, 2020

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