Five Questions to Have Answered After a Diagnosis

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What should newly diagnosed colon cancer patients ask their doctor? Newly diagnosed colon cancer patients will have many, many questions they will want answers to. It is a very dizzying time. So many ask, where should I start? Dr. Madappa Kundranda lists the top five questions he thinks patients should have answered early in the […]

Why You Should Establish a Care Provider Contact During Chemotherapy for Colon Cancer

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Should I establish a contact person at my health care provider’s office during chemotherapy for colon cancer? Patients facing chemotherapy for colon cancer likely have many questions about the side effects of the therapy. Dr. Madappa Kundranda recommends having a single person at your health care provider’s office you can talk to. This can help […]

Why Chemotherapy is Used for Colon Cancer Patients

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What is the purpose of using chemotherapy in patients with colon cancer? It is possible for cancer cells to still be floating around in a patient’s bloodstream after colon cancer surgery. These cells can enter other parts of the body and cause stage four cancer. Dr. Madappa Kundranda says the main purpose of using chemotherapy […]

Changes to Sex Life After Chemotherapy

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Will I experience changes in my sex life after chemotherapy? Chemotherapy does affect sexual function. Dr. Madappa Kundranda talks about typical changes in a patient’s sex life after chemotherapy. In men the biggest concern is a decreased sexual appetite. There are several treatments used to improve libido, including testosterone and Viagra. Women can experience dyspareunia, […]

Will Cancer Spread During Chemotherapy for Colon Cancer?

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What is the likelihood that cancer will spread during chemotherapy for colon cancer? Many patients are concerned about cancer spread during chemotherapy. But, every cancer case is just as different as the patient it affects. Each cancer patient receives a chemotherapy course of treatment that is tailored to their disease. Dr. Madappa Kundranda says he […]

Doctor’s Advice for Caregivers of Colon Cancer Patients

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What are some needs of caregivers of colon cancer patients? Caregivers of colon cancer patients have needs just as patients do. Dr. Madappa Kundranda talks about what those needs are and how to make sure they are met. He advises caregivers of colon cancer patients to do a half an hour of exercise a day […]


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