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Colorectal and Urological Cancers May be Markers for Each Other – in Hematology/Oncology, Colon Cancer

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Dr. Rubin and colleagues calculated standard incidence ratios (SIRs) of observed to expected cases of invasive colorectal cancer for each urologic cancer site and vice versa.
The analysis showed:
* Patients with previous ureteral cancer had an 80% increase in the risk of subsequent colorectal cancer, with an incidence ratio of 1.80 and a 95% confidence interval from 1.46 to 2.20.
* Those with renal pelvis cancer had a 44% increase in the risk of colorectal disease, with an incidence ratio of 1.44 and a 95% confidence interval from 1.20 to 1.72.
* Patients with bladder or renal parenchymal cancer had small but statistically significant increases in the risk of subsequent colorectal cancer, but the researchers concluded the increases were probably not clinically significant.
* The risk for any urologic cancer was increased after a diagnosis of colorectal cancer, with an incidence ratio of 1.24 and a 95% confidence interval from 1.20 to 1.28.

This study showed an increase risk of colon cancer after urinary tract cancers.