Shining a Light on Skin Cancer in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Role for Prevention.

Am J Gastroenterol. 2020 Sep 11;:

Authors: Long MD

Risks of nonmelanoma skin cancer in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have been well described. Newer data have classified risks of subsequent squamous cell carcinoma or basal cell carcinoma in patients with IBD after an initial skin cancer excision. In this editorial, risks of continuing medical therapy for IBD after a skin cancer diagnosis are discussed in the context of a holistic preventive care approach for patients with IBD.

PMID: 32925196 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

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