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Is there a connection between anklosing spondylitis and cancer?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Complication of

Treatment. One of the treatments for ankylosing spondylitis is radiation of the affected skeleton.
Radiation increases the risk of leukemia and bone tumors.

In brief: Complication of

Treatment. One of the treatments for ankylosing spondylitis is radiation of the affected skeleton.
Radiation increases the risk of leukemia and bone tumors.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
As usual, Dr. Singh's immense knowledge produces the right answer. Thankfully, radiation and radiophosphorus for this disease are now history, and we have several really good biotech treatments for ankylosing spondylitis.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Indirectly, yes

Ankylosing spondylitis can be a manifestation of certain types of colitis that have a lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer.
Best to talk with your doctor to see if you meet these criteria.

In brief: Indirectly, yes

Ankylosing spondylitis can be a manifestation of certain types of colitis that have a lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer.
Best to talk with your doctor to see if you meet these criteria.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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