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Who is most at risk for small intestine cancer?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Crohn's disease is the most serious risk factor for small intestine cancer. People with Crohn's disease are 28 times more likely to develop small intestine cancer than the general population. Crohn's disease is an immune disorder affecting the digestive tract, in which your immune system mistakes certain components of food you eat as dangerous and sends immune cells to attack the lining of the small intestine, causing inflammation.

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