What Are Some New Treatments for Colon Cancer?

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Dr. Gimbel talks about new treatments for colon cancer Cancer research is a big topic this time of year. But what about colon cancer research? Since the early 2000s, many new treatments for colon cancer have been developed. Some are becoming available for patients. It is very much a growth area in the medical field as more and more […]

What to Look for in a Colon Cancer Surgeon?

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Dr. Mark Gimbel discusses what to look for in a colon cancer surgeon. It almost goes without saying that choosing a colon cancer surgeon is an important decision. Of course any colon cancer surgeon has the technical skills to get the job done but it is also important that you trust the surgeon and have an […]

The Oncotype DX Test Helps Doctors Discuss Risk with Patients

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How does the Oncotype DX test help doctors discuss risk with patients? Great advances in medical technology happen only once in a long while. The Oncotype DX test is one of these technologies. This test determines the genetic makeup of individual tumors. Doctors use this information to determine how cancers will grow and react to […]

Which Colon Cancer Patients Do Doctors Follow After Surgery?

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Follow-ups after colon cancer surgery. Every cancer is different and so the treatments for these diseases need to be unique, as well. Doctors strive to use a multi-disciplinary approach to treating cancer. They want to have many different people looking at each cancer so every patient has the best care during their treatment. Dr. Mark […]

Types of Colostomy Bags Used after Colon Cancer Surgery

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What types of colostomy bags are used after colon caner surgery? Are you wondering about using a colostomy bag after colon cancer surgery? There are two types of bags generally used after this procedure. Each type has has its advantages and disadvantages. Dr. Mark Gimbel discusses these tools and their uses in this video. To […]

What is the Recovery Time from Colon Cancer Surgery?

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Dr. Mark Gimbel breaks down recovery from colon cancer surgery. Surgery is a common route of treatment for many cases of colon cancer. Like many other areas of the medical community, colon cancer surgery has made tremendous strides in the past decade. In the past, open surgery was generally the only option. But many patients […]

Will I Need Chemotherapy After Colon Cancer Surgery?

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Dr. Mark Gimbel explains when chemotherapy after colon cancer surgery is considered. Nearly every colon cancer patient wants to know if they will need chemotherapy. It is one of the treatment options that many patients are most familiar with and dread. Everyone knows someone who has been affected by chemotherapy. Very few have positive views […]

Will I Need a Colostomy Bag After Colon Cancer Surgery?

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Dr. Mark Gimbel talks about when a colostomy bag is used after colon cancer surgery. Let’s be honest, most people are not very happy with the idea of carrying around a colostomy bag after a surgical procedure. That’s putting it lightly. However, many colon cancer patients assume that a colostomy bag will be part of […]

Positive Biopsy after Colonoscopy: What’s Next?

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What happens after a positive biopsy after a colonoscopy? Patients with positive biopsy results after colonoscopy likely want to know what is next. That depends on the type of cancer you are dealing with. Every cancer is different and requires a different treatment. Dr. Mark Gimbel describes what to expect after a positive colon cancer […]

What Are the Next Steps for Newly Diagnosed Colon Cancer Patients?

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What can newly diagnosed colon cancer patients expect? The moments following a cancer diagnosis can be confusing and full of emotion. Staying informed about your disease can help keep confusion to a minimum and reduce unnecessary emotional stress. Dr. Mark Gimbel has seen many newly diagnosed colon cancer patients that are looking for answers. Dr. […]


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