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Surveillance Colonoscopy in IBD Tied to Lower Advanced Cancer Risk

Dais Newsfeed | 02/03/2022 01:13 PM | Click to read full article

Inflammatory bowel disease patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer (CRC) had better cancer outcomes when they had undergone a recent surveillance colonoscopy, a retrospective study of military veterans found.

In the analysis of over 550 such patients, surveillance colonoscopy in the 6 months to 3 years prior to the CRC diagnosis was associated with a lower likelihood of late-stage cancer compared with no prior surveillance colonoscopy.