WHAT DOES INFLAMMATION HAVE TO DO WITH CANCER?
AProlonged inflammation can damage your body’s healthy cells and
tissue, and weaken your immune system. Over time, chronic inflammation can cause DNA damage and lead to cancer. Chronic inflammation may be a causative factor in a variety of cancers. In general, the longer the inflammation persists, the higher the risk of cancer. For instance, people with chronic inflammatory bowel diseases, such as ulcerative colitis
and Crohn’s disease, have an increased risk of colon cancer.