question on colon cancer odds

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   Posted 1/5/2008 5:25 PM (GMT -7)   
sorry, another question.
is there a certain number on the added risk of colon cancer in crohns patients? or is it like fistulas and strictures--some are more at risk than others?
my H (who has the disease) seems to think he needs no further colonoscopies or even dr visits as this bleeding and D will just continue and will cause nothing further but the same stuff. he is quite content to poop 10 times a day and bleed.
i dont think so, i think it increases chances of bad ulcers, blockages, or even cancer.
any views? thanks in advance...jodyisme

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   Posted 1/5/2008 5:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I was told it is higher than the average person and people with IBD other than crohns.

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   Posted 1/5/2008 5:47 PM (GMT -7)   
According to current guidelines for surveillance screening for colorectal cancer [CRC], those patients with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's in the colon [Crohn's colitis] are at a higher risk for CRC than the general population. The guidelines also say that people with Crohn's confined to the same bowel have the same risk for CRC as the general population. Of course, if a person has a positive family history of CRC, the risk is greater.

You can read the guidelines here:

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   Posted 1/5/2008 7:22 PM (GMT -7)   
ty kindly for the link and info.

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   Posted 1/7/2008 6:18 AM (GMT -7)   
acccording to my colon rectal surgeon,  yes.  SHe sees more colon and rectal cancer from Crohns patients than any other.  If you have fistulas, it ups the chances more :(
Female Dx'ed with Crohns Disease in 1992
Been on every med for crohns that exists
Several Fistula surgeries
Dx'ed with Colon Rectal Cancer March 2007
Dx'ed with Stage 2 Vulvar VIN
On Chemo and Radiation for 6 weeks
Using Humira with excellent results

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