Cancer is one of the main reasons to have the colonscopy. Colon cancer is easily treatable if caught early enough. Having Uc raises our risk, of course it depends on severity, length and duration. But the standard time table is to have one every year or two years after the 10 year mark because that is when colon cancer risk becomes greater. I am on year 17 of having Uc and because I am over the 10 year mark, I get a scope done every 2 years. If I had a family history of colon cancer or if I was having more issues then I think I would be going in every year.
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~Left sided Uc-'92-Colazal(9 daily),6mp(50-100mgs),Bentyl, Prilosec,Biotin,Forvia,Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa**~Year-round allergies-Singulair, Zyrtec~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome-'04-Norvasc~Sacroiliitis-epidural injections~bulging and herniated discs C5/C6 & C6/C7~3 epidural injections-worked great!, OA in my fingers -Celebrex and Tylonel Arthritis
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