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.

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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.

The study was conducted over a 40-year span and the patients were enrolled in the study when they were first diagnosed with either Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis.

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