Can UC flares cause cancerous polyps?

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   Posted 1/6/2009 4:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Anyone know the answer to this? I know genes and poor diet can contribute....but do actual flares cause polyps to grow at all?

Eva Lou
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   Posted 1/6/2009 6:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I know they directly cause pseudopolyps, but I'm not sure about cancerous ones. Maybe someone else will chime in- it stands to reason that the constant state of inflammation would lead to precancerous changes in the cells.

diagnosed with UC '02
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