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Study links inflammatory bowel disease to prostate cancer

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increases the risk of by four-to-five times, according to a study.

The findings appear in the journal European Urology.

The 20-year study from Northwestern is the first report to show men with have higher than average PSA (prostate-specific antigen) values, and this group also has a significantly higher risk of potentially dangerous

is a that includes and "These patients may need to be screened more carefully than a man without inflammatory bowel disease," said Dr. "If a man with inflammatory bowel disease has an elevated PSA, it may be an indicator of "

In his practice, Kundu sees many men with inflammatory bowel disease who have elevated PSA tests.

"Many doctors think their PSA is elevated just because they have an inflammatory condition," Kundu added. "There is no data to guide how we should treat these men."

For the extensive study, researchers looked at 1,033 men with inflammatory bowel disease and a control group of 9,306 men without the disease. They followed the two groups of men for 18 years and found those with inflammatory bowel disease were much more likely to have and higher PSA levels.

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First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 13:30 IST