Posted 2/5/2008 7:54 AM (GMT -6)
Welcome to HealingWell, Zen Dreamer. I'm sorry you've had such an awful year. Having UC for ten years or more does increase the risk of colon cancer, so it's urgent for you to get with a GI and get that colonoscopy done. Remember, colon cancer is almost 100% curable if found early. Also, the C-scope will show how much of your colon is involved and help direct treatment. If you have proctitis or procto-sigmoiditis, your chances of getting cancer aren't really increased. However, your family history does increase your risk, as you know.
What part of Texas are you in? Have you found a good GI yet?