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Should I be worried about small intestine cancer?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Small intestine cancer is relatively rare, so most people need not fear developing it, especially if they are under 60 years old. People with risk factors, particularly those with Crohn's disease, should consult their doctors about recommendations concerning small intestine cancer. Rather than worry, take a proactive approach to this disease by eating a high-fiber, low-fat diet.

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