Should I Choose a Clinical Trial?

Dr. Farshid Dayyani Colon Cancer Answers

Many patients are afraid that when a clinical trial is suggested to them at a treatment for colon cancer, it is automatically bad news. However, as Dr. Dayyani explains in this video, that is not always the case. “It is important for the patient to know that participating in a clinical trial not only will […]

Colon Cancer Chemotherapy Side Effects

Dr. Farshid Dayyani Colon Cancer Answers

If colon cancer is at a more advanced stage, chemotherapy becomes an option. Many people have heard horror stories about chemotherapy side effects and are worried about how the treatment will affect them. Dr. Dayyani addresses these side effects and how modern medicine has learned to manage them. “The general side effects that everybody should […]

Is It Worth Treating Colon Cancer?

Dr. Farshid Dayyani Colon Cancer Answers

Sometimes patients wonder if treatment for colon cancer is worth it, as the treatment can be uncomfortable, invasive, and expensive. However, as Dr. Dayyani describes in this video, treatment is highly worthwhile for colon cancer. Early stage colon cancer is highly treatable with modern techniques and the treatment is well received. “Patients in their 90s […]

Will I Survive Colon Cancer?

Dr. Farshid Dayyani Colon Cancer Answers

When a patient is diagnosed with colon cancer, their first though is often, “Will I live through this?” In this video, Dr. Farshid Dayyani explains each stage of colon cancer and the probable survival rate. Each stage of colon cancer has a different survival probability. Stage 1, over 93% of patients will be cured. Stage […]

Stage II Colon Cancer Patients: Mismatch Repair Protein and Oncotype DX Testing

Dr. Kim Colon Cancer Answers

How do doctors know whether or not to provide chemotherapy to stage II colon cancer patients? Dr. George P. Kim explains the process, including testing mismatch repair proteins and microsatellite instability, and using the Oncotype DX test. George P. Kim, MD: So, stage II patients are those individuals where their cancer is found invading into […]

What Does a Medical Oncologist Do For Colon Cancer Patients?

Dr. Kim Colon Cancer Answers

Colon cancer patients often see a series of experts for diagnosis and treatment. Learn what a medical oncologist does for colon cancer patients in this video with Dr. George P. Kim. George P. Kim, MD: When a patient is diagnosed with colon cancer that typically occurs with our gastroenterologists, who are doing the screening test. […]

How Common is Colon Cancer?

CDC Medical Director Colorectal Cancer Control Program

Colon cancer is a leading cause of cancer death, but exactly how many people will get it in their lifetime? Learn the answer from the CDC’s Medical Director of the Colon Cancer Control Program, Dr. Djenaba A. Joseph. Djenaba A. Joseph, MD: The incidence of colorectal cancer is about 45 per 100,000. So basically if […]

Family Syndromes That Cause Colon Cancer

Dr. Kim Colon Cancer Answers

Heredity can be a risk for colon cancer, and there are several hereditary syndromes that increase risk for colon cancer. Learn about the family syndromes in this video from Dr. George P. Kim. George P. Kim, MD: So we know that there are very specific hereditary syndromes related to risks of colon cancer. Those are […]

What Are Some Signs of Colon Cancer?

CDC Medical Director Colorectal Cancer Control Program

Unfortunately, symptoms often mean that colon cancer is late-stage, says Dr. Djenaba Joseph from the CDC. Learn what signs to look out for in the video below. Djenaba A. Joseph, MD: Well, the first thing I will say that if you have symptoms, you are probably fairly late in the disease. Symptoms don’t usually occur […]

Do Polyps Increase Colon Cancer Risk?

Dr. Kim Colon Cancer Answers

Polyps are often found during a colonoscopy, but what do they mean for your risk of colon cancer? Dr. Kim explains the different types of polyps and how they relate to colon cancer risk. George P. Kim, MD: Polyps certainly raise the risk or increase the risk of developing colon cancer. There are several types […]


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