Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract. Signs and symptoms often include abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, and weight loss, and possible bowel obstruction. Other complications may occur outside the gastrointestinal tract and include anemia, skin rashes, arthritis, and tiredness. Crohn's disease is caused by a combination of environmental, immune and bacterial factors in genetically susceptible individuals. It results in a chronic inflammatory disorder, in which the body's immune system attacks the gastrointestinal tract possibly directed at microbial antigens.
After her colon cancer diagnosis, Rose Johnson was given six months to live. Rose underwent colon cancer treatment at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, where doctors prescribed a year of chemotherapy and six months of radiation treatment.
“My doctors were amazed at how my body took those treatments,”...