Crohn's Disease

The Link Between Crohn's Disease and Colon Cancer

The scary part? Your risk of colon cancer is higher if you have Crohn's. But there’s a lot you can do to lower your odds.

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    Sheila M. Eldred

    Sheila M. Eldred


    Sheila Mulrooney Eldred is a graduate of Columbia’s School of Journalism and a former newspaper reporter. As a freelance health journalist, she writes about everything from life-threatening diseases to elite athletes. Her stories have appeared in The New York Times, Nature, FiveThirtyEight, Pacific Standard, STAT News, and other publications. In her spare time, she and her family love running, cross-country skiing, and mountain biking in Minneapolis.