The risk for colorectal cancer does increase with IBD. The risk varies depending on many factors, including how much of the colon has been affected, how long you’ve had the disease, if you have a family history of colorectal cancer and if you have a history of long periods of inflammation. We partner with our patients to intimately understand each of their personal risk factors, to closely monitor them and to ensure that an appropriate schedule of colonoscopies is established. Our goal is to prevent colon cancer. These steps, and others, allow us to manage the risk as best as modern medicine will allow.
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