High Fat Diet and Colorectal CancerPublished on: 9 Nov, 2023
High Risk Polyps and Liver CancerPublished on: 5 Oct, 2023
A research study based in Austria suggests that people who have had high risk polyps discovered on screening colonoscopy are also at increased risk of developing liver cancer in the future. Polyps that are greater than 10mm, adenomas with high grade dysplasia, serrated adenomas with dysplasia, or 5 or more adenomas meet the definition of "high risk” and increase a patient’s risk of developing colon cancer in the future if regular surveillance isn’t carried out. Now, it appears that patients who have had high risk polyps at screening colonoscopy go on to experience a liver cancer mortality rate that is more than twice as high as that of their peers who have had a negative screening colonoscopy. While it is clear that liver and colon cancer share some common risk factors, there are currently no targeted combined screening and surveillance programs.