This is an interesting post.
Instead of getting a colonoscopy done every year, I recommend getting a few blood tests done. I'll mention a few blood markers that predict health better than a colonoscopy would. A colonoscopy just screens for colon cancer, but it doesn't rule out other health issues that increase
the risk of colon cancer.
The markers that determine health outlook are CRP, serum homocysteine, serum ammonia and possibly a VAP profile. If you eat crap or smoke, chances are these are going to be very high. If these are high, you're on fire and at high risk for something
or some event in the future.
IMO, to me, it's a scare tactic that doesn't look at the real issue, which is overall inflammation. I just think most mainstream doctors are charlatans when it comes to this. The statistics don't lie in your case -- the risk is only minutely higher for those with UC, primarily because inflammation is the key player. We know that inflammation isn't just limited to the colon.
Post Edited (StealthGuardian) : 11/7/2013 12:33:18 PM (GMT-7)