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Does irritable bowel syndrome eventually lead to colon cancer?

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Dr. Ronald Kline
Surgery - Colorectal
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Ibs does not lead to colon cancer.
However, IBS type symptoms may obscure symptoms of colon cancer. So any change in your symptoms should be discussed with your doctor.

In brief: No

Ibs does not lead to colon cancer.
However, IBS type symptoms may obscure symptoms of colon cancer. So any change in your symptoms should be discussed with your doctor.
Dr. Ronald Kline
Dr. Ronald Kline
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Irritable bowel syndrome is a result of either anxiety or diet.
Inflammatory bowel syndrome is more likely to increase risk for cancer. See national digestive diseases information clearinghouse see: www.Digestive.Niddk.Nih.Gov/ddiseases/pubs/ibs.

In brief: No

Irritable bowel syndrome is a result of either anxiety or diet.
Inflammatory bowel syndrome is more likely to increase risk for cancer. See national digestive diseases information clearinghouse see: www.Digestive.Niddk.Nih.Gov/ddiseases/pubs/ibs.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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