SIDEBAR: IBD and Melanoma 

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Inflammatory bowel disease (including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis) is associated with a 37% greater risk for melanoma.

Given the new data, physicians should appropriately counsel patients with inflammatory bowel disease about the risk of melanoma.

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease Raises Risk of Melanoma

Patients with inflammatory bowel disease are at higher risk of melanoma, reported researchers at Mayo Clinic. Researchers found that inflammatory bowel disease is associated with a 37% greater risk for the disease. The findings were presented at the Digestive Disease Week 2013 conference in...