Other Cancers: Small-Bowel Cancers, Cholangiocarcinoma, Urinary Tract, and Anal Cancer Risk and Screening in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  • Fernanda Dal Bello
  • Alan C. MossEmail author


Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are at increased risk for developing extra-colonic cancer at both sites of inflammation (small intestine, biliary tree) and in noninvolved organs (skin, urinary tract). This is due to the neoplastic effects of chronic inflammation or as a risk of chronic immunosuppressive therapies. These cancers are mostly rare, and early detection can be a challenge; therefore, universal screening is of uncertain value.


Inflammatory bowel disease Surveillance Cholangiocarcinoma Skin cancer Cervical cancer 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Gastroenterology, Center for Inflammatory Bowel DiseaseBeth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBostonUSA

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