LINKED TO PROSTATE CANCER
Washington, Dec. 8: Inflammatory bowel disease increases the risk of prostate cancer by four- to- five times, according to a study.
The findings appear in the journal European Urology.
The 20- year study from Northwestern Medicine is the first report to show men with inflammatory bowel disease have higher than average PSA ( prostate- specific antigen) values, and this group also has a higher risk of dangerous prostate cancer.
Inflammatory bowel disease is a common chronic condition that includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. “These patients may need to be screened more carefully than a man without inflammatory bowel disease,” said study author Dr. Shilajit Kundu.
“If a man has an elevated PSA, it may be an indicator of prostate cancer.” — ANI