Looking at the Link Between Ulcerative Colitis and Cancer

Patients with long-standing ulcerative colitis have shown signs of being more at risk for developing cancer. Research has looked at why that is the case and what can be done to prevent the cancer from progressing.

Patients with long-standing ulcerative colitis have shown signs of being more at risk for developing cancer. Research has looked at why that is the case and what can be done to prevent the cancer from progressing.

Venkat Subramanian, MD, from the Leeds Institute of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, discussed recent research on the topic and explained who is more likely at risk of developing cancer following the initial diagnosis at Digestive Disease Week 2015 in Washington, DC.

Subramanian said it is mostly men who are at risk, though there are other factors to be considered.