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Is it possible to reduce the risk of cancer in celiac disease?

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Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
3 doctors agree

In brief: Gluten free diet

The best way to decrease the risk of cancer in patients with celiac disease is to maintain a gluten free diet.
Additionally, having periodic screening - endoscopy, is probably worthwhile. Patients with celiac disease should have a baseline endoscopy and not just rely on blood tests when making the diagnosis.

In brief: Gluten free diet

The best way to decrease the risk of cancer in patients with celiac disease is to maintain a gluten free diet.
Additionally, having periodic screening - endoscopy, is probably worthwhile. Patients with celiac disease should have a baseline endoscopy and not just rely on blood tests when making the diagnosis.
Dr. Joel Selter
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Celiac disease, especially if one has symptoms or small intestine inflammation/damage, does increase one's risk of small intestine cancer (adenocarcinoma and lymphoma).
The increased risk may return to normal risk if one stays on a completely gluten free diet and stops having intestinal symptoms for many years.

In brief: Yes

Celiac disease, especially if one has symptoms or small intestine inflammation/damage, does increase one's risk of small intestine cancer (adenocarcinoma and lymphoma).
The increased risk may return to normal risk if one stays on a completely gluten free diet and stops having intestinal symptoms for many years.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Scott Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Yes.

The cancer associated with celiac disease is most likely caused by chronic inflammation.
The better controlled your diet is (avoiding gluten containing foods), the less inflammation you will have over the long term, and thus reduce your chance of developing cancer.

In brief: Yes.

The cancer associated with celiac disease is most likely caused by chronic inflammation.
The better controlled your diet is (avoiding gluten containing foods), the less inflammation you will have over the long term, and thus reduce your chance of developing cancer.
Dr. Scott Diede
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