I agree, no need for a colonoscopy if you decide on surgery. I'm not much of a risk taker but if cancer was in my future I would have the offending organ removed. I would sleep better at night knowing I didn't have to think about the risk any longer. The other benefit is getting off the dang UC meds. Oh, and did I mention feeling healthy?
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free