Ulcerative Colitis (cont.)
Ulcerative Colitis Prognosis
- Ulcerative colitis is not a fatal illness, but it is a lifelong illness.
people with ulcerative colitis continue to lead normal, useful, and productive
lives, even though they may need to take medications every day, and occasionally
need to be hospitalized.
- Maintenance medication has been shown to decrease
flare-ups of ulcerative colitis.
- Surgery may be required in some patients, but
it is not required in every patient with ulcerative colitis.
- Routine cancer screening is a must for those who do not undergo surgical removal
of the colon.
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