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Colon Cancer Screening

People with longstanding inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, are at high risk for developing colon cancer. This risk of colon cancer goes up over time. Most people who have had inflammatory bowel disease for longer than eight years will need a colonoscopy every one to two years, indefinitely. You should consult with your doctor for a specific recommendation. Work with your health care providers to make sure that your screening is performed on a regular basis.


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