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Experience : 15 Years
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I have had two bouts of bad diarrhea followed by some passing of blood within the last year. Have had a virtual colonoscopy about eighteen months ago. My gp says i have significant raised calprotectin and this can either mean I have crowns or colitis - he says it can't be cancer. I have looked online and raised calprotectin can mean a cancer too - please could you advised as I am having to wait over a week for the speciaist to return. I am now worried I have cancer.


Hello, thank you for visiting us. high levels of calprotectin relate more with inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis type). are not directly related to cancer, this quiet. the adequacy would make a direct colonoscopy with biopsy of the intestinal wall. regards