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Tell me more about inflammatory bowel disease and increased risk. What is the connection?
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Dr. Chad Morse
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
4 doctors agree
In brief: IBD
This is a very complex topic, and you should discuss it at length with a gastroenterologist.
There are too many variables and individual features to weigh. In most patients with moderate or severe disease, going without treatment is often very risky. Read up more on the crohn's and colitis foundation of america's website.

In brief: IBD
This is a very complex topic, and you should discuss it at length with a gastroenterologist.
There are too many variables and individual features to weigh. In most patients with moderate or severe disease, going without treatment is often very risky. Read up more on the crohn's and colitis foundation of america's website.
Dr. Chad Morse
Dr. Chad Morse
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
In brief: Cancer
Ulcerative colitis is the one that classically has an increased risk for colon cancer. Treatment for ulcerative colitis is medical manangement. However, the risk of cancer starts to rise significantly after ten years with the disease, hence the recommendation for colectomy at that time.

In brief: Cancer
Ulcerative colitis is the one that classically has an increased risk for colon cancer. Treatment for ulcerative colitis is medical manangement. However, the risk of cancer starts to rise significantly after ten years with the disease, hence the recommendation for colectomy at that time.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. Allen Kamrava
Dr. Reyna is right. New evidence is starting to show that Crohn's disease increases the risk for colon cancer. Given the evidence the newest recommendation from the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons is routine screening for both disorders after 10-15 years of disease.
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