The Role of the Medical Oncologist during Colon Cancer

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What is the role of the medical oncologist during colon cancer? The days and weeks after a cancer diagnosis are a difficult and confusing time. Often patients are bombarded with new terms and concepts they are not familiar with. Here to help with some of the confusion is Dr. Kelly Shimabukuro. She’s a medical oncologist […]

What Is the Oncotype DX Colon Cancer Assay?

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The Oncotype DX Colon Cancer Assay determines how effective chemotherapy will be, based on tumor samples.  Dr. Mark Gimbel explains how it works in this video. Watch to learn about personalized cancer treatment. Mark Gimbel, MD:  The Oncotype DX colon cancer assay is a test that is done on a patient’s colon tumor after the […]

What Is Colon Cancer?

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As Dr. Kozloff explains, colon cancer is an abnormality that forms in the large bowel. Watch this video to learn more about colon cancer and what it means. Mark F. Kozloff, MD: Colon cancer is a cancer of the large bowel that goes from the small bowel to the anus.  It is when you get […]

Colon Cancer and Colorectal Cancer: What are the Differences?

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Colorectal cancer is a term used to describe cancers that initiate or begin in the colon or rectum, whereas colon cancer is used to describe cancer that is only in the colon. Dr. Kozloff explains further in this video. Mark F. Kozloff, MD: For colorectal cancer, different terms can be used that may or may […]

Colon Cancer Clinical and Pathological Stages

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Dr. Kozloff explains that although there are four specific stages of colon cancer, doctors often break the stages up into two stages: clinical and pathological.He discusses what differentiates these two stages and the implications for the patient. Mark F. Kozloff, MD: There are four stages of colon cancer and we often break it up into […]


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