Hazard rates for dysplasia and cancer in ulcerative colitis

  title={Hazard rates for dysplasia and cancer in ulcerative colitis},
  author={MPH Dr. Bret A. Lashner and Dr. Marc D. Silverstein and S B Hanauer},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
The risk of colon cancer in patients with ulcerative colitis is related to the duration and extent of disease. Prior reports have suggested that patients with onset of disease in childhood have a high risk of cancer. These risk factors were analyzed in 99 patients in a surveillance program of annual colonoscopy to detect mucosal dysplasia. All patients had pancolitis for at least eight years. The mean age at symptom onset was 23.2 years and the mean duration of disease at entry was 17 years. An… CONTINUE READING


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