Texting and driving. Salami and ketchup. That old bull in the china shop.
Some things are just scary together. So it is with ulcerative colitis and colon cancer.
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease, a category of chronic conditions (another is Crohn’s) that involves swelling within the digestive tract. The primary cause: an immune system run amok, attacking healthy cells in the large intestine instead of foreign invaders like viruses and bacteria.
This friendly fire leads to persistent irritation, swelling, and sores in the inner lining of the intestine, causing abdominal pain, bloody diarrhea, and an urgent need to find a toilet.