A couple days ago I talked about life expectancy for those with celiac disease. Today, I'll share two pieces from the faq's page from the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center.
What do people with celiac disease die of to increase the mortality rate?
It appears that the risk remains high for about 1-2 years after diagnosis, and then drops down to the same level as the general population.The doctors I spoke with after my diagnosis were quite certain I would have developed intestinal lymphoma if I hadn't been diagnosed. Seven colon polyps were found during the colonoscopy that was performed at the same time as my endoscopy.
I don't know about anyone else, but the idea of cancer scares the crap out of me. It's also the reason I don't understand why people intentionally "cheat" on the diet.