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Can a colon inflammation lead to colon cancer?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Donald Kim
Surgery - Colorectal
7 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly
Long-standing colonic inflammation as seen in chronic ulcerative colitis and crohn's colitis can increase your risk for colon cancer and is a known risk factor for colon and rectal cancer.
Patients with pancolits (involving the whole colon and rectum) should begin colonoscopic surveillance after 8 yrs of disease and left-sided colitis after 15 years.

In brief: Possibly
Long-standing colonic inflammation as seen in chronic ulcerative colitis and crohn's colitis can increase your risk for colon cancer and is a known risk factor for colon and rectal cancer.
Patients with pancolits (involving the whole colon and rectum) should begin colonoscopic surveillance after 8 yrs of disease and left-sided colitis after 15 years.
Dr. Donald Kim
Dr. Donald Kim
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Ulcerative colitis
Is classic for doing this, and regional enteritis less likely to do it.
Uc can be modulated medically for many moons, but when it lurches out of control, colorectal surgery can eliminate the offending organ and stop the evoluton to cancer. Diverticulitis does not carry this association. All that i mention can cause cramping, pain and bloody stools, and need to be distinguished.

In brief: Ulcerative colitis
Is classic for doing this, and regional enteritis less likely to do it.
Uc can be modulated medically for many moons, but when it lurches out of control, colorectal surgery can eliminate the offending organ and stop the evoluton to cancer. Diverticulitis does not carry this association. All that i mention can cause cramping, pain and bloody stools, and need to be distinguished.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Likely
Inflammatory bowel disease in general and ulcerative colitis in particular increase the risk of colon cancer.

In brief: Likely
Inflammatory bowel disease in general and ulcerative colitis in particular increase the risk of colon cancer.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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