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john020154 karma

Not sure why you are getting downvoted, this is in fact misleading. It’s a bit like curing a broken finger by amputating it, if there was no way to fix it otherwise, but I wouldn’t call that a cure, it’s just removing the body part with the problem and not fixing the body part. Cure implies you will get better, many people I presume would rather live with UC than have their entire colon removed.

john0201-18 karma

By this definition, amputating a limb would also cure a rash on your arm. I can’t speak to the medical definition but no reasonable person would describe removing a body part as a cure to a problem with that body part.