Every few months I have an attack of diverticulitis. My doctor prescribed antibiotics to be taken for 5 consecutive days. I have these on standby. Recently I have been having intermediate discomfort in that area. Should I be concerned. I had my last colonoscopy two years ago. I am 68 years old.
Academic Title: Clinical Professor
Director, Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities
Program Leader, Gastrointestinal Oncology
Medical Oncology, Internal Medicine
Diverticulitis alone does not increase the risk for colon cancer. However, any concern should be discussed with your doctor.