Crohn's Disease & Ulcerative Colitis: Everything You Need to Know
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) includes two chronic conditions, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. It has remained for too long the secret illness no one wants to admit to having, let alone discuss. One percent of North Americans have IBD, yet its cause is unknown, and there is no known cure.
Fred Saibil, a renowned expert on IBD, provides concise, critical and practical information on the common symptoms and side effects. He describes the normal gastrointestinal system and then explains what specifically goes wrong in those suffering from IBD.
Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis includes important information on:
The book also provides detailed tables, sidebars and diagrams, plus travel tips and other self-help strategies for coping with IBD.
For patients, their relatives and caregivers, Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis explains the plain facts about this terrible disease, which seriously affects the daily lives of so many.
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Cancer Complicating IBD People with either ulcerative colitis or Crohn's colitis
have more risk of cancer of the colon than the general population, and people
with small-bowel Crohn's disease have an increased risk of cancer of the small ...
Cancer. and IBD p till the end of the 1950s, people with ulcerative colitis, but not
those with Crohn's disease, were thought to have an increased risk of colon
cancer. Crohn's disease was felt to involve only the small intestine, and all colitis
Ulcerative Colitis Two factors determine the risk of cancer in people with
ulcerative colitis: how much of the colon is (or has been) inflamed, and the total
duration of the disease. Generally speaking, the more colon involved, the greater
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