Ulcerative colitis

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So recently I have been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and honestly it sucks. I never thought I would be having to deal with a disease at such a young age (I’m 21) and sadly it’s with me for the rest of my life. The doctor said in 10 years it will put me in a higher risk of colon cancer and as soon as she said that I felt my heart drop. I’m so young and barely living my life, it changed my perspective on starting a family in my own. If any of you know anyone or is dealing with this as well do you have any advice? As of now I’m on a dairy free diet and limit myself on spicy foods (it’s so hard since I’m Mexican).