Colitis and Some Cases of Crohn’s Raise Colon Cancer Risk

Updated September 7th, 2020

Colitis and Some Cases of Crohn’s Raise Colon Cancer Risk

Inflammation of the colon over time can raise risk for colon cancer in people who have ulcerative colitis and certain types of Crohn's disease.

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