People with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have a greater risk for developing colon cancer. David T. Rubin, MD, and Atsushi Sakuraba, MD, PhD, answer questions about IBD-associated colorectal cancer as well as what can be done to decrease this risk. Click “Show More” to view a full table of contents of the topics discussed.
Table of Contents:
0:01:04 What is IBD? What is the difference between Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis?
0:02:49 What is the University of Chicago’s history with IBD research?
0:04:00 Why are people with IBD at a greater risk of developing colon cancer?
0:05:10 What are some of the risk factors that are associated with developing colon cancer?
0:07:16 How important is diet when you have IBD?
0:08:13 Are people with rheumatoid arthritis prone to get colon cancer?
0:09:12 Does aspirin help treat IBD?
0:09:45 What steps can I take to reduce the risk of colon cancer?
0:11:44 What are some of the new techniques that are used to screen for colon cancer?
0:14:52 How has IBD treatment evolved over time, and how can it help reduce the risk for colon cancer?
0:16:58 How does a team help me fight IBD?
0:18:51 Do inherited gene mutations cause IBD?
0:19:20 How can I tell the differences between an IBD flare up and colon cancer?
0:20:36 Is microscopic colitis at a higher risk for colon cancer?
0:22:08 What are virtual colonoscopies and are they as effective as the traditional approach?
0:23:48 If I’ve been diagnosed with IBD when should I get screened for colon cancer?
0:25:19 If my IBD has been in remission for a long time, do I still need to get a colonoscopy every couple of years?
0:26:23 How can I live a normal life if I have colon cancer?
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