Crohn’s Disease Patients Have an Increased Risk of Cancer In this video from the Mayo Clinic, gastroenterologist Dr. John Kiesel discusses the findings of a study that looked at the increased risk of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis patients developing cancer. A vitamin A compound may help protect IBD patients from colon cancer. Dr. Kiesel talks about an article that appeared in the American Journal of Gastroenterology that stated Crohn's disease patients had a slightly elevated risk of cancer, whereas ulcerative colitis patients did not according to a large-scale study of inflammatory bowel disease patients in Denmark. Th
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