How scary--to have had two colonoscopies done so soon and to have been given this news. It can't be that bad if your GI had just given you a colonoscopy back in December. Even if you do have dysplasia, there is a good chance your doctor saw it in time for it to be just low-grade dysplasia. To my understanding, the risk of low-grade dysplasia turning into high-grade dysplasia and, eventually, cancer is low. High-grade dysplasia is a more advanced progression towards cancer. However, it is still localized and treatable.
I was told that the treatment for high-grade dysplasia is usually colon removal. Don't feel so bad if this is the news. There are many people who have had their colons removed with great success, and colon removal will mean no chance of getting colon cancer. I think the colon might also be removed for low-grade dysplasia. It think it depends on several factors, including how long you have had UC and the extent of the dysplasia.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Colitis Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission
Don't expect your doctor to cure your health problems. Your health is your responsibility.
Lexapro (for stress), Probiotics and Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Avoid HFCS, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners
When flaring: eat anti-inflammatory foods, avoid pro-inflammatory foods
Previous treatments: Fecal transplantation (worked), Prednisone (stopped working), Colazal (stopped working), Asacol (stopped working)