Thank you for the feedback and well wishes!
I never had a concern about the safety of using mesalamine. My concern with a cancer link to the Asacol has to do with the plasticizer Dibutyl Phthalate used in the procution of the drug. Until reciving a notice regarding discontinuation of procution of Asacol, I was not aware that that this chemical was even used in its manufacturing.
While the mesalamine has been very effective in controlling my UC, I now wonder what effect ingesting the Dibutyl Phthalate has had on my body over the years.