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I just read the book Celiac Disease: A Guide to Living With Gluten Intolerance which was published in 2006 or 2007. In the book it stated that the risk for lymphoma does *not* decrease with a gluten free diet.

I have been having constant anxiety since reading this. Everything else I read just simply states that cancer risk decreases with a gluten-free diet. Now I read that the only cancer that doesn't is lymphoma.

Is this correct? Is this the current information?

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I hope that is not the case. How depressing!

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From what I have read in peer reviewed journals (sorry I don't have a link to the info) if you are strict with the diet your risk of lymphoma decreases and by year 5 is the same as the non-celiac population.

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I just read the book Celiac Disease: A Guide to Living With Gluten Intolerance which was published in 2006 or 2007. In the book it stated that the risk for lymphoma does *not* decrease with a gluten free diet.

I have been having constant anxiety since reading this. Everything else I read just simply states that cancer risk decreases with a gluten-free diet. Now I read that the only cancer that doesn't is lymphoma.

Is this correct? Is this the current information?

Raven is correct. After 5 years of a strict gluten-free diet, you go to the same risk pool as the general population.

This is a subject that really irks me as I think doctors like to scare the hell of people to keep their appointment books full. People should not go through life worried about cancer. Get screened, if that is what it takes to ease your fears but no one should be overly worried that they'll get cancer because they have Celiac or whatever else can lead you down that path. Live well, eat healthy, keep moving and no unnecessary worries. That should help keep you out of a doctors office. ;)

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Thanks for the reassurance. That book threw me off and upset me.

My father in-law is battling cancer right now so it's a fearful subject for me.

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Thanks for the reassurance. That book threw me off and upset me.

My father in-law is battling cancer right now so it's a fearful subject for me.

Sorry to hear that. I hope he wins the fight.

(((((((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))))))))))

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When Mom was diagnosed with Alzheimers, the doctor told me I had a 25% chance of getting it. But then he went on to explain that the general poplulation with NO first degree relative who has it, still has a 15% chance. That brought the worry down to a reasonable level.

As a matter of fact, the worry is zero because we all have to die of something, none of us gets to choose when or how, and to me, the important thing is how we LIVE. Heredity brings me an elevated chance of Alzheimers, leukemia, asthma, and heart disease. Heredity brings other risks to other people. LIFE brings all kinds of risks. But I think the biggest risk of all is not living it to the fullest, and that means (to me), not wasting one minute of it worrying about something I can't change.

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