Could Some Gut Bacteria Cause Colon Cancer?

 Colon Cancer Microbiome

By McKenna Princing for Right as Rain a UW Medicine News digital publication

Quick Read

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.



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