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With inflammatory bowel disease, do I have a higher chance of colon cancer?
14 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Surgery - Colorectal
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Ulcerative colitis and crohn's increases cancer risk.

In brief: Yes
Ulcerative colitis and crohn's increases cancer risk.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, unfortunately
There is a well documented association between chronic ulcerative colitis and colon cancer.
The risk will depend on the extent, duration, and activity of disease. . Pancolitis confers a 5- to 15-fold increase in risk. Although, data is less. It appears that pancolitis due to crohn's disease is associated with a similar relative risk of colon ca as extensive uc. Extensive surveillance is needed.

In brief: Yes, unfortunately
There is a well documented association between chronic ulcerative colitis and colon cancer.
The risk will depend on the extent, duration, and activity of disease. . Pancolitis confers a 5- to 15-fold increase in risk. Although, data is less. It appears that pancolitis due to crohn's disease is associated with a similar relative risk of colon ca as extensive uc. Extensive surveillance is needed.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Arie Pelta
Surgery - Colorectal
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Higher risk need surveillance colonoscopy lifetime.

In brief: Yes
Higher risk need surveillance colonoscopy lifetime.
Dr. Arie Pelta
Dr. Arie Pelta
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Dr. David Stein
Surgery - Colorectal
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes you do.
The risk of developing colorectal cancer is higher in both ulcerative colitis and crohn's disease.
The risk in colitis increases the longer you have the disease. Surveillance colonoscopies done every year often begin 8-10 years after diagnosis. Multiple biopsies are required to rule out precancerous tissue called dysplasia. Crohn's disease also increases the risk, but it is somewhat lower.

In brief: Yes you do.
The risk of developing colorectal cancer is higher in both ulcerative colitis and crohn's disease.
The risk in colitis increases the longer you have the disease. Surveillance colonoscopies done every year often begin 8-10 years after diagnosis. Multiple biopsies are required to rule out precancerous tissue called dysplasia. Crohn's disease also increases the risk, but it is somewhat lower.
Dr. David Stein
Dr. David Stein
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