I am a pure vegetarian, do not smoke but do drink alcohol. I have a slim physique and do not have any extra ordinary eating or drinking habits.
Some more about me:
I am from Delhi and play golf.
Currently I have no symptoms.
Risk of Cancer After 10 Years of Colitis
I am 57 years old male. I was diagnosed UC in May 2006 and hospitalized for a few days.
When the doctor told me about it I was shocked. I least expected a thing like this to happen to me since I had no unwanted eating habits, took regular exercises and was leading a happy life. I asked the doctor what could have caused the disease. He told me that it was not known to the medical science what causes Ulcerative Colitis but he said that stress could possibly be a contributing factor. I recalled that for some time before the occurance of UC I had been under an extreme state of worry.
Only the descending part of my colon was affected. I was put on steroids and Mesacol. It took about a month for the traces of blood from stools to disappear. I had lost about 6 Kgs of weight.
After discharge from hospital I started taking regular medicines and took to ‘Yoga’. I felt much better and regained my weight but was keen to see the effect of Yoga since I was told by the Yoga Guru that Yoga could treat any ailment.
In between I did try alternate medicines but never left Mesacol. I am on Mesacol since then. When I got a colonoscopy done in May 2007 It was found that the left part of the colon was clear of UC but it had moved up and affected the transverse and some part of the ascending colon. I am on medication and have been in remission since initial diagnosis and living a perfectly normal life. However, I am told that after 10 years the UC is likely to turn into cancer. I am worried on that account and wonder if something could be done to prevent cancer. Can some body suggest something.
I am on Mesacol since diagnosis and it is working fine.
written by RK
submitted in the colitis venting area