it seems that you have had disease for a long time already, over 20 years. That alone increases your chances of colon cancer
, reasons why you should be getting yearly colonoscopies to look for polyps or cancer. A colonoscopy
will also assess the severity of your colon inflammation. If inflammation is mild then you can probably get away by just taking mesalamine
tablets or suppositories. If inflammation is more severe then you will probably need something stronger such as azathioprine
or an injectable medication such as Humira or Remicade
. These medications are all very effective and will help you lead a reasonably normal lifestyle.