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Can irritable bowel syndrome cause colon cancer?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

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.

In brief: Depends

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.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

While people who suffer from ibs can develop colon cancer overtime, there is no solid evidence that ibs causes colon ca.
Many diseases can co-exist and not have a chicken/egg relationship.

In brief: No

While people who suffer from ibs can develop colon cancer overtime, there is no solid evidence that ibs causes colon ca.
Many diseases can co-exist and not have a chicken/egg relationship.
Dr. George T Tsai
Dr. George T Tsai
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