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What is the cancer risk in ibd patients?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Increased with time

Colon ca risk is increased in ulc colitis (uc) and crohn's colitis (cd).
Risk increases by .5-1%/yr above general public, after 8-10 years after diagnosis. Small bowel cd has increased risk of small bowel ca; cd has increased risk lymphatic ca (lymphoma). Generally recommend annual colonoscopy/biopsy after 8-10 years of disease. Risk ca increased more in diffuse uc vs. Left sided disease.

In brief: Increased with time

Colon ca risk is increased in ulc colitis (uc) and crohn's colitis (cd).
Risk increases by .5-1%/yr above general public, after 8-10 years after diagnosis. Small bowel cd has increased risk of small bowel ca; cd has increased risk lymphatic ca (lymphoma). Generally recommend annual colonoscopy/biopsy after 8-10 years of disease. Risk ca increased more in diffuse uc vs. Left sided disease.
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: Increase risk of

Colon cancer in crohn's and ulcerative colitis after 7-10 years duration of disease, more so with cuc.
Annual colonoscopies are recommended after 10 years of disease looking for changes in biopsy of dysplasia or precancerous changes.

In brief: Increase risk of

Colon cancer in crohn's and ulcerative colitis after 7-10 years duration of disease, more so with cuc.
Annual colonoscopies are recommended after 10 years of disease looking for changes in biopsy of dysplasia or precancerous changes.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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