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Colon cancer and bypass surgery

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Has anyone heard that if you have weight loss surgery it increases you chances of colon cancer?

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There is a small increased risk:  http://www.acssurgerynews.com/single-view/colorectal-cancer-risk-increased-with-bariatric-surgery/eccedc87f11ae0e9f849da0b81e94336.html?tx_ttnews  and   http://www.bariatricnews.net/?q=news/11935/surgery-seems-associated-increased-colorectal-cancer-risk

 

But to put things into perspective, obesity brings an increased risk of colorectal cancer too.

 

Make sure you get regular colonoscopy's.

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i think with all the risk factors of obesity, a heart attack or stroke is more likely to kill you quicker than any cancer.

btu i agree w cinwa, there was a case of a woman in the philippines who was one fo the 1st to receive a lap band. a few months post op she was losing wt too quickly as she had no appetite at all. she was later found to have stage 2 breast cancer. no relation to the band, but the wt loss and anorexia went unchecked bec they were expecting it from the band.

all the more importance of pre op testing, screening as well as the regular follow ups afterward.

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