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Is collagenous colitis a type of cancer?

I have been diagnosed with Collagenous colitis. Is this a form of cancer? Can you explain to me what it is and what kind of treatment I will need. I can t see my doctor again untll late next month and I am so worried. I am a 76 year old female.
Thu, 19 Dec 2019
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Hello,

It is a kind of inflammatory process and not cancer. Antibiotics can be taken for symptomatic relief. Consult a gastroenterologist and he will direct you accordingly.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician
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Is collagenous colitis a type of cancer?

Hello, It is a kind of inflammatory process and not cancer. Antibiotics can be taken for symptomatic relief. Consult a gastroenterologist and he will direct you accordingly. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician