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Does celiac disease lead to cancer?

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Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
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In brief: Intestinal lymphoma

Some studies have suggested that there is an increase in intestinal lymphomas in celiac patients who are not maintaining a gluten-free diet.

In brief: Intestinal lymphoma

Some studies have suggested that there is an increase in intestinal lymphomas in celiac patients who are not maintaining a gluten-free diet.
Dr. Joel Selter
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Increase cancer risk

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: Increase cancer risk

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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