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.
Jill Bloss, Stage Iv Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Cancer Survivor, Shares Her Story To Say Yes To Hope!
Listen to Jill Blossv"Say YES to HOPE" as she shares her story of survival. This physical therapist, mom, and Stage IV pancreatic cancer (neuroendocrine islet cell) survivor talks about the sadness of learning that her cancer had spread to the liver and the feeling that her son might not have her in his life, the importance of finding a good treatment team, and the knowledge of multidisciplinary treatment options as well as her experience with SIR-Spheres. Visit BeatLiverTumors.org for more information.