Thyroid and colorectal cancer screening in acromegaly patients: should it be different from that in the general population?

Colorectal Cancer

Eur J Endocrinol. 2020 Jul 1:EJE-19-1009.R1. doi: 10.1530/EJE-19-1009. Online ahead of print.


The literature on an association between acromegaly and cancer is particularly abundant on either colorectal cancer or thyroid cancer, and an endless debate is ongoing whether patients with acromegaly should be submitted to specific oncology screening and surveillance protocols. The aim of the present work is to review the more most recent data on the risk of either colorectal cancer or thyroid cancer in acromegaly and discuss the opportunity for specific screening in relation to the accepted

procedures in the general population.