Shining a Light on Skin Cancer in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Role for Prevention

Skin Cancer

Am J Gastroenterol. 2020 Sep 11. doi: 10.14309/ajg.0000000000000775. Online ahead of print.


Risks of nonmelanoma skin cancer in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have been well described. Newer data have classified risks of subsequent squamous cell carcinoma or basal cell carcinoma in patients with IBD after an initial skin cancer excision. In this editorial, risks of continuing medical therapy for IBD after a skin cancer diagnosis are discussed in the context of a holistic preventive care approach for patients with IBD.