Newly Diagnosed Colon Cancer Patients: What to Do First

A newly diagnosed colon cancer patient often has very little knowledge about the disease and doesn’t know where to begin. In this video, Dr. Kozloff outlines the steps that a colon cancer patient should take following a diagnosis.

Mark F. Kozloff, MD: The first time I sat down with the patient with a new diagnosis of colon cancer.  We often talk about what is colon cancer.  We talk about the stages of colon cancer.  We talk about how there needs to be a workup to make a difference in knowing what the stage is and we talk about possible outcomes and I think what I emphasize to patients is having a diagnosis of colon cancer does not mean you are going to die, that many patients and exactly in the majority of patients who have colon cancer actually can be treated very successfully, get cured of the disease, but it is important to know that one needs proper staging and proper treatment to maximize your chances of getting cured or if you can not get cure to at least control the illness and live a long period of time.

Mark F. Kozloff, MD, has more than 30 years of experience treating many types of adult cancers. He works on a multidisciplinary team of experts in the Center for Gastrointestinal Oncology where he specializes in the treatment of colorectal malignancies.

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