The only cure for UC is surgery, however some people do find that they are helped by various diets and supplements. You'll find a lot of discussion about
those topics if you browse through the forum.
Statistically, the risk of colon cancer increases after ten years, however the odds are still highly in your favor that you will never develop it. And people with UC rarely die from colon cancer simply because we do have regular colonoscopies. Colon cancer takes about
five years to reach stage IV, and discovered early it is pretty much 100% curable.
Welcome to HealingWell, and I hope you'll find a lot of helpful information here.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from Entocort.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
"My life is an ongoing medical adventure"
Co-Moderator UC Forum
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