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Is colon cancer associated with irritable bowel syndrome?
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4 doctors agree
In brief: No
But they may have similar symptoms so never assume it is ibs.

In brief: No
But they may have similar symptoms so never assume it is ibs.
Dr. Terry Simpson
Dr. Terry Simpson
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not really
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: Not really
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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Dr. Keshab Paudel
Internal Medicine
In brief: No evidence
There is no evidence to date that ibs is associated with cancer.

In brief: No evidence
There is no evidence to date that ibs is associated with cancer.
Dr. Keshab Paudel
Dr. Keshab Paudel
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