I'm heading for the 20 year mark this coming January....I got one at diagnosis, one the end of the first year and then every three years. I wouldn't have one every year if all the biopsies came back unremarkable regardin cancer/precancer or if I don't have a predisposition for polyps.
A c-scope has risks as well....I wouldn't have one unless I need to.
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 4(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!