obit: 37-year-old crohn's sufferer

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   Posted 2/4/2010 10:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Yikes, 37 is so young! Do you think Crohn's caused his colon cancer? How much more likely are Crohn's sufferers to get cancer anyway? I don't think I've ever seen stats.

article said...
Paul Gregory died at Bury Hospice from cancer of the small bowel.

He had suffered from Crohn’s disease, a digestive disorder, since the age of 11.
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   Posted 2/4/2010 10:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I just read somewhere that ninety percent of long term cd folks do NOT get colon cancer. I guess that means 10% do. So get your colonoscopies on schedule. Sorry I don't recall where I read it as I was doing a lot of reading tonight

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   Posted 2/5/2010 2:29 PM (GMT -6)   
The article says he had cancer of the small bowel, likely small bowel carcinoma, which is not the same thing as colon cancer - although close.

For colon cancer, UC folks have higher rates than Crohn's sufferers, whose rates are just a bit elevated above the general population.

For small bowel cancers, Crohn's definitely elevates the risk.

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   Posted 2/8/2010 7:25 AM (GMT -6)   


Well, I just talked to a Oncologist, who happens to "watch over" my remi infusion about these risks. He said that stomach and colon cancers are more common ones, and the great problem are the lack of simptoms until its too late (they often grow to the vacuum...). The cancers in the small bowell, also know as the hidden area - no scopes there..., are rare, and USUALLY treatable (not agressives).

But it isn't matter when you in the wrong side of the stats.




Brazilian sick fellow...
Diagnosed in nov/94 - Started with Prednisone, followed by Pentasa and Imuran
Blockage - First Surgery 2001 (no ressection)
Severe bleedind - 2003 - Stopped by 60mg of Prednisone
Stricture leading to a ressection in Dec/2008 - Second Surgery
Now on Remicade + 100 mg Imuran + Iron

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