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Chronic inflammation and cancer.

  title={Chronic inflammation and cancer.},
  author={E. Shacter and Sigmund A. Weitzman},
  volume={16 2},
          217-26, 229; discussion 230-2
  • E. Shacter, Sigmund A. Weitzman
  • Published 2002
  • Medicine
  • Oncology
  • A substantial body of evidence supports the conclusion that chronic inflammation can predispose an individual to cancer, as demonstrated by the association between chronic inflammatory bowel diseases and the increased risk of colon carcinoma. Chronic inflammation is caused by a variety of factors, including bacterial, viral, and parasitic infections, chemical irritants, and nondigestible particles. The longer the inflammation persists, the higher the risk of associated carcinogenesis. This… CONTINUE READING
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