WHAT DOES IN­FLAM­MA­TION HAVE TO DO WITH CANCER?

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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.

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