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 […]

Some Advice for Newly Diagnosed Colon Cancer Patients

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What can newly diagnosed colon cancer patients expect? “Take a deep breath,” Dr. Lieu tells newly diagnosed colon cancer patients. Getting a cancer diagnosis can be one of the most frightening things to ever happen to a person. After a diagnosis, patients will have to go through a number of tests to determine the best […]

Weighing the Benefits of Chemotherapy

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What are the benefits of chemotherapy? Feeling uneasy about having to do chemotherapy? Wondering what the advantages and disadvantages are? You’re not alone. Some patients don’t need chemotherapy while others do. There are a number of factors that doctors look at to determine your treatment path. Dr. Kelly Shimabukuro sheds some light on these factors […]

How to Suggest Psychological Treatment as a Caregiver of a Cancer Patient

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How should a caregiver of a cancer patient suggest psychological treatment? Caring for a loved one can present unique challenges. Beverly Yoches is a clinical psychologist and has helped families overcome many of the troubles that come with a cancer diagnosis. Psychological health can effect physical health, so it is important to address issues as […]

Diet Changes After Stage IV Colon Cancer

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How did your husband’s diet change after stage IV colon cancer? Kim Rogers’s husband John was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer in 2003. She and her husband knew that some changes would be in order. Nutrition can play a vital role in a patient’s quality of life. Kim and John stopped eating food from […]

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 […]

Using the Recurrence Score to Determine Treatment Options

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How do you use the recurrence score when choosing treatment options? Patients want all the facts they can get before making decision about their colon cancer treatment options. A patient’s recurrence score is a vital piece of information for doctors. Oncotype DX is a diagnostic test for patients who have been recently diagnosed with stage […]

Using the Oncotype DX Test for Early Stage Colon Cancer Patients

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Dr. Mark Gimbel explains when physicians will typically order the Oncotype DX test for early stage colon cancer patients For early stage colon cancer patients, choosing the right course of treatment is critical. Many early stage colon cancer patients just assume that chemotherapy will be part of the journey. However, not all early stage colon […]

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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