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How do other illnesses affect small intestine cancer?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Having certain digestive diseases -- Crohn's disease and celiac disease -- increases your risk of developing small intestine cancer. An earlier diagnosis of colon cancer can also make you more likely to have small intestine cancer later. Finally, several inherited conditions -- familial adenomatous polyposis, hereditary nonpolyposis, Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, and cystic fibrosis -- can also raise your risk of small intestine cancer.

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