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I was diagnosed with celiac disease at 13, shouldve happened as i baby, i went 13 years eating gluten not knowing, am i at higher risk for cancer etc?

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Dr. Morton Levitt
Pathology
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In brief: Celiac ads & Cancer

Yes, there is an increased risk of lymphomas and certain types of intestinal cancers in celiac sufferers, and that risk is enhanced the longer the disease goes without diagnosis.
Having said that, you and your doctor can now plan a schedule of regular surveillance, which you would have started in adulthood anyway. The mean age when cancer was dx'd - in one study - was 47.6 years of age.

In brief: Celiac ads & Cancer

Yes, there is an increased risk of lymphomas and certain types of intestinal cancers in celiac sufferers, and that risk is enhanced the longer the disease goes without diagnosis.
Having said that, you and your doctor can now plan a schedule of regular surveillance, which you would have started in adulthood anyway. The mean age when cancer was dx'd - in one study - was 47.6 years of age.
Dr. Morton Levitt
Dr. Morton Levitt
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: The great pretender

Celiac disease is more an endpoint than an obvious diagnosis.
If you have a broken arm it has obvious symptoms and is treated quickly. Gluten sensitivity is genetically likely in 40%+/- of the population and may never become evident to those with lesser symptoms.Once it is evident, a gluten free life can be pursued and life should improve.

In brief: The great pretender

Celiac disease is more an endpoint than an obvious diagnosis.
If you have a broken arm it has obvious symptoms and is treated quickly. Gluten sensitivity is genetically likely in 40%+/- of the population and may never become evident to those with lesser symptoms.Once it is evident, a gluten free life can be pursued and life should improve.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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