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A 30-year-old member asked:

Outside of being screened often for colon cancer (colonoscopies), what can i do to lower my colon cancer risk as an ulcerative colitis patient?

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
Most important: is polyp removal through recommended colonoscopy screenings. The longer you have had UC/inflammatory bowel disease, and if more than 1/3 to 1/2 of your colon is involved, the greater your risk of developing colorectal cancer. Controlling bowel inflammation by complying with your medication regimen is likely to be preventive. Avoid alcohol, tobacco, obesity. Low fat/high fiber diet, NSAIDs +/-
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