Could Some Gut Bacteria Cause Colon Cancer?
By McKenna Princing for Right as Rain a UW Medicine News digital publication
Colon cancer and the gut microbiome
- The gut microbiome can play a role in diseases like irritable bowel disease and obesity and may also play a role in the development of colorectal cancer.
- New research has shown that certain types of bacteria may contribute to colon cancer, but doctors and researchers still don’t have clear answers.
- If you’re concerned about colon cancer, talk with your doctor about getting screened.