Extra-intestinal cancer risk for IBD patients varies

04/25/2010 | Medscape (free registration)

People with Crohn's disease have a slightly higher risk of extra-intestinal cancer but ulcerative colitis patients do not, study data showed. The report in the American Journal of Gastroenterology said the increased risk among Crohn's patients may come from disease involvement in the upper GI tract, extra-intestinal manifestations and smoking habits.

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