Chronic inflammation of the bowel increase the risk for various diseases, including colorectal cancer. This is true according to the studies, unfortunately, for prostate cancer.
Patients with chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have a higher risk for many other diseases. The increased colorectal cancer risk for the Affected is well known, for example. However, as it looks for other cancers? A team of researchers from Chicago (USA) has now checked whether there is a disease to ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease also increases the risk for prostate cancer. This, unfortunately, is true …
Chronic intestinal inflammation quadruple the risk
Who has inflammation as a man, chronic bowel is more commonly affected by prostate cancer. This is the result of the U.S. disease scientist when comparing male patients with and without intestinal. For this purpose, the data of 1033 men stood by them (mean 53 years old) with a chronic inflammation of the bowel available. For comparison, 9306 men were inflammation without the chronic intestinal the used in age with the patients agreed. All the men had undergone at least one prostate-specific Antigen Test, also called the PSA. This Test is used for prostate cancer screening. The values of PSA are too high or have been rising steadily, this can be a clue to prostate cancer. Then it has to be clarified with the help of a tissue sample this is the first suspicion.
In the comparison of the data showed that men with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis have a four times as high a risk for prostate cancer. The underlying mechanism is not yet known. Further studies must now investigate what is the connection between these two diseases. The increased risk should be taken into account in the prostate cancer-early detection.
*Burns YES, Weiner AB, an own kitchen located WJ, Li EV, Schaeffer EM, Hanauer SB, Strong S, Burns J, Hussain MHA, Kundu SD. Inflammatory Bowel Disease and the Risk of Prostate Cancer. Eur Urol. 2018 Dec 4. pii: S0302-2838(18)30938-2. doi: 10.1016/j. eururo.2018.11.039.