Why is it important to keep ulcerative colitis under control?

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UCLA Health
Administration Specialist
It's important to keep ulcerative colitis under control to decrease your risk of colon cancer and of needing a colectomy. When it comes to ulcerative colitis, doctors will try to get your symptoms under control and heal your colon so that endoscopically (when doctors do a colonoscopy), it looks as close to normal as possible.

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