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02-06-2017, 11:45 AM   #31
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I haven't heard back yet but I called my doctor Friday and asked if there was an alternative.
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04-20-2017, 12:32 PM   #32
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They just found a second squamous cell cancer. I am not sure if it is a result of imuran or sunlight.
04-21-2017, 04:35 AM   #33
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They just found a second squamous cell cancer. I am not sure if it is a result of imuran or sunlight.
Oh no Ron, I'm sorry to hear that can you maybe come off the imuran?
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2nd Generation affected

Symptoms since 08/2006 (age 17)

Emergency open bowel resection after perforation in 12/2011 (age 22) (wrongly diagnosed as burst appendix ). Three years remission following this unmonitored

Diagnosis:
Perforating small bowel Crohn's Disease 01/2016 (terminal ileum, duodenum)
Coeliac disease (age 26)

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50mg azathioprine (down from 75mg after my WBC dropped)
Gluten-free diet
04-21-2017, 06:47 AM   #34
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I am asking my GI what they think. No answer yet.
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