, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp 174-180
Date: 23 Feb 2012

Managing Risks of Neoplasia in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Abstract

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been linked with a variety of intestinal and extraintestinal cancers. This review summarizes the latest literature with regard to which cancers are truly linked with IBD and which are not, the absolute and relative risks of these cancers, how medications commonly prescribed for IBD affect this risk, and finally strategies for managing these risks. Physicians and health professionals may find this information useful for counseling and educating patients as well as for improving patient care.