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Ulcerative Colitis Doubles Your Colon Cancer Risk: What to Know to Protect Yourself

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The Longer You Have Ulcerative Colitis, the Higher Your Risk


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Your Risk Varies by How Much Colon is Affected


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Your Risk for Other Cancers May Be Higher, Too


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Ulcerative Colitis Can Mimic Colon Cancer


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Laura Fuhrman

You Need to Know Your Family History


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Never Skip a Regular Screening


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If You Have Dysplasia, Consider Having Your Colon Removed


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Your Overall Risk Is Dropping


Tracy Middleton

Tracy Middleton

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Tracy Middleton is an award-winning writer, editor, and content strategist. She has more than 20 years’ experience covering health and wellness for publications including Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Cosmopolitan, Reader’s Digest, and Cancer Today. When she’s not wordsmithing, you can find her at the gym, on her yoga mat, or baking with her two daughters.