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What is ulcerative colitis in colon cancer?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Gastroenterology 29 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 21 years experience
Inflammation: Uc make higher risk to get colon rectal ca.
Last updated Feb 7, 2020

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