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Jan 3, 2006

Crohn's Disease Increases Risk Of Colorectal Cancer

Crohn's Disease Increases Risk Of Colorectal Cancer
Crohn's disease is the inflammation of the digestive tract which affects a half million Americans, aged between 15 to 35 years of age. According to a new report this disease increased the risk of intestinal cancer.

Dr. Tine Jess from Herley University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark reports that the patients with Crohn's disease are at a higher risk of both colorectal and small bowel cancer.

A meta-analysis of the overall risk for colorectal cancer and small bowel cancer in Crohn's disease patients was conducted by Dr. Jess and his colleagues and this was compared with the expected risks in age- and gender- matched background populations.

The authors report that the general risk for colorectal cancer was 1.9 fold higher for Crohn's patients than for patients without Crohn's.

The high risk of colorectal cancer applied only to Crohn's disease
patients with colonic Crohn's disease or iliocolonic Crohn's disease
and not to patients whose ailment was limited to the ileum.

The researchers also note that the risk for small bowel cancer was more than 27 times higher in patients with Crohn's disease than others.

Recently immunosuppressive drugs have been introduced in the treatment of patients with Crohn's disease which is likely to reduce the risk of intestinal cancer by increasing the control of the intestinal inflammation in such patients.


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