Table 4

Some inflammatory conditions that predispose patients to cancer

INFLAMMATORY STIMULUSMALIGNANCY
Inflammatory bowel diseaseColorectal cancer
Helicobacter pylori-induced gastritisGastric cancer
ProstatitisProstate cancer
Salpingitis, endometriosisOvarian cancer
Barrett syndromeEsophageal cancer
Asbestos inhalationBronchial carcinoma, mesothelioma
  • Adapted from Balkwill et al.36