Does having celiac disease increase my risk of cancer? It may, especially if you are not following a gluten-free diet. People with celiac disease seem to have an elevated risk for cancers of the small intestine, such as small bowel adenocarcinoma (normally a very rare cancer). In some ways this is not surprising, since people with celiac disease have an
Celiac disease prevents the body from digesting gluten, typically found in wheat, barley, rye and sometime oats. Those with celiac disease have a higher likelihood of managing other autoimmune conditions alongside celiac, such as rheumatoid arthritis, Type 1 diabetes, lupus and Addison's Disease. This section covers tips for managing celiac with pregnancy, breastfeeding and the challenges of celiac's coexistence with other autoimmune conditions.