UCers living in fear of colon cancer, here's good news...

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   Posted 2/21/2008 10:18 PM (GMT -6)   
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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   Posted 2/22/2008 8:57 AM (GMT -6)   
The TNF blockers are meds like Remicade, Humira, and Orencia, right?
Diagnosed with Left-sided Ulcerative Colitis 1995 at 15, Tried: Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocort. Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Canasa, Enotcort, Colazol, Anamantle, etc... had almost recto-vaginal fistula in 2004, put on Remicade, August 2007:Increased Remicade dosage-700mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed w/ Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Current meds: Remicade 700mgs every 6 wks (had reaction, will start Humira Feb 11) Clorazepate, Proctofoam HC, Glucosamine 500, Vitamin B, Lomotil,  Tylenol pm, Lyrica for Fibromyalgia started 1/17/08

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   Posted 2/22/2008 10:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't know, but it's likely that's what they're referring to.

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

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   Posted 2/23/2008 10:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, those are the TNF blockers. More and more of them are being developed, because they're proving to be effective with many autoimmune disorders. And it seems they're deciding more and more non-infectious diseases have an autoimmune component to them.

This is especially good news for a UC-er whose mother died from colon cancer.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
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