This worsening disease affects millions of Americans, causing severe symptoms that may ruin your life. Your risk of developing colon cancer is also increased by ulcerative colitis (UC).
Depending on the nature and extent of the symptoms, treatment approaches vary. Gastroenterologists treat and monitor the symptoms of this disease, but there is no "cure" for UC. The goal of daily quality of life and avoiding or delaying surgical intervention is to prevent symptoms and "flares."
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