Financial Tips for Those Going Through Colon Cancer Treatment

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Robin McGee gives some financial tips for colon cancer patients Have you considered the financial implications of a colon cancer diagnosis? It’s generally the last thing on someone’s mind after a diagnosis. But it is important. Financial stress during colon cancer is something you should work to avoid, if possible. It truly can make a […]

Feel Like You Want to Avoid Chemotherapy?

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Chemotherapy is not as unpleasant as it used to be. Are you feeling like you want to avoid chemotherapy? You are not alone. Chemo has never been on anyone’s bucket list, but it is more pleasant than it used to be. New developments have helped to lessen or eliminate many of the common side effects. […]

Types of Therapy Available for Colon Cancer Patients

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What kinds of therapy are available for colon cancer patients? Are you having emotional problems since being diagnosed with colon cancer? Do you feel like you need to see someone about it? Cancer treatment can be a very difficult process. Many patients find themselves wanting to see a professional about their mental health. Dr. Beverly […]

How Important is Emotional Support During Colon Cancer?

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Robin McGee talks about seeking emotional support during colon cancer It goes without saying that going through colon cancer is difficult. It always helps to hear from someone who has been there. There are countless places for colon cancer patients to find support from people who have either been there or are fighting the disease. […]

Should I Consult a Dietitian During Colon Cancer Treatment?

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Survivor Robin McGee talks about the benefits of consulting a dietitian during colon cancer treatment. Diet is a major consideration with colon cancer, since it deals intimately with the digestive system. Many people will find foods that they previously enjoyed do not agree with them and will have problems with digestion, or even getting enough calories on a […]

The Difference Between Genetic and Genomic Testing

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What is the difference between genetic and genomic testing? You may think that genetic and genomic testing refer to the same thing. They are actually quite different. But, don’t worry, you’ll soon know how to tell them apart. Dr. Kelly Shimabukuro is a medical oncologist. She explains the difference between the two types of cancer […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Prep Your Teeth for Chemotherapy

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How can I prepare my teeth for chemotherapy? Are you preparing your teeth for chemotherapy? You may not think that your teeth should be treated before cancer treatment, but it can really help. Chemotherapy can cause mouth sores because its intended to kill rapidly growing cells, such as cancer cells. Some healthy cells in your […]


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