Possible Link Found Between IBD and Risk of Thyroid Cancer, Study Reports

Possible Link Found Between IBD and Risk of Thyroid Cancer, Study Reports
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), especially those with ulcerative colitis, may be at a higher risk of developing thyroid cancer. Use of immunosupressant drugs was also found to possibly contribute to an increased risk for this cancer, according to researchers. Their study, “Assessment of thyroid cancer risk in more than 334,000 patients with inflammatory bowel disease: a case-control study and a meta-analysis,” was published in the World Journal of Surgical Oncology. IBD is considered a precancerous disease of colorectal cancer, also known as
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