Geesh, I wouldn't make fun of any disease, any disease. What goes around comes around. People who make comments like that think that they are a fearless and nothing will ever cross their path in terms of health.
Eventually though luck runs out. One informative thing I did learn though is that Snow's colon cancer originated from UC.
UC - diagnosed 7/13/07 (if you count the denial years then diagnosed 4/5/05)
Asacol - 2 pills X 3 a day