cancer from crohn's

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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 8/19/2007 3:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all, I'm new to the forum.
I have a friend with crohn's.
My friend is in constant pain, and has tried every med out there. I have herd about the new drug (Remicade)Have any of you tried this drug?
And has it helped in any way?

Also can this disease lead to intestinal cancer?

Thank you and good luck to all of you

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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 8/19/2007 4:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jewel Welcome to HW sorry your friend is not well. As for Reicade a lot of us here are on it and it has done good for alot of us.I am on it now and don't have much pain hardly any and it healed a fistula.Is your friend thinking of trying Remicade?As far as cancer goes we get tested often with scopes and test Remicae has about a 2% rish factor of cancer.Hope this helps you somewhat and give our best wishes to your gail

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Date Joined Oct 2004
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   Posted 8/19/2007 5:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi and Welcome, I have been on Remicade for sometime. I always get blood test and other test.
Remicade has made me feel alot better.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007

Regular Member

Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 393
   Posted 8/19/2007 5:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I loved Remicade..I was able to drop so many of my meds when I went on it.....hoping to get back on it really soon!!

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

Diagnosed with severe Crohn's colitis in May 2005. I deal with daily arthritis ALL over my body, cystic acne, & fibromyaglia. Have taken Imuran, Remicade, TPN, Colozal, Entocort, Flagyl, PamineForte, Cipro, Dicyclomine, Prednisone, Asacol, Prevacid, and the list goes on. Taking low amounts of Pred now & 3600mg of Asacol currently...Can't wait till I can get back on Remicade, my miracle drug!

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Date Joined Feb 2004
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   Posted 8/19/2007 6:35 PM (GMT -7)   
With having crohns affecting the colon it slightly increases the risk of cancer but it must also be factored in how long the disease remains in the colon and how severe it is as well, still the risk only increases slightly compared to someone without crohns-colitis or ulcerative colitis.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

New Member

Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 8/20/2007 4:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all for your reply. And yes my friend is going to ask the Doc, about remicade, he is seeing a new doc this week.
His old doc had him on (Morphine) for way to long. Now he is fighting a drug addiction as well. when he came down off morphine the pain was unbarable. I feel so bad for him. And i cant do any thing to help.

Thanks again, and good luck to you all.
P.s My spelling is bad i know LOL
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