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Outlook for Proctitis
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Outlook for Proctitis

I'm 57 - have had proctitis for 3 years.  It's well controlled with canasa every other day 1000 mg.  What are the chances of colon cancer with this condition?
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Hi mrsjoy,
Patients with ulcerative colitis have an increased likelihood of developing cancer with a life time risk of 3% to 5%.
But patients with left side disease ( as in your case) are at LESS RISK.

Surveillance for cancer should be done.
But it is generally deferred until 15-20 years after the diagnosis if the disease is only left sided ( yours is a left sided disease).
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