The Risks of Colonoscopy

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What are the risks of colonoscopy? Risks of colonoscopy are sometimes overshadowed by their importance in detecting colon cancer early. Every medical procedure has its risks, including colonoscopy. However, a modern colonoscopy is an extremely safe procedure when done by the right professional. Dr. Jeffrey Weber discusses some of the risks of colonoscopy in this […]

Colon Cancer Awareness for People Under 50

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How can you bring colon cancer awareness to people under 50? David Dubin was diagnosed with colon cancer at age 29. He wanted to start spreading colon cancer awareness to people under 50 so he founded Alive and Kickn. His organization is using athletic events bring awareness to younger people. They are teaching about what […]

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 […]

Building Lynch Syndrome Awareness

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What is Lynch Syndrome awareness so important? Lynch syndrome is a genetic disorder that increases the risk of many cancers, particularly colorectal cancers. Often, people with this syndrome get cancer at an early age. Not many people outside of a small community know of this affliction. David Dubin is working to change that. He was […]

Choosing the Right Colon Cancer Surgeon

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How does a patient choose the best colon cancer surgeon? Having trouble choosing the right colon cancer surgeon? You’re not alone. Cancer patients can face a lot of difficult choices, but choosing a surgeon may be one of the hardest. What do you look for? How can you tell if a surgeon will be good […]

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 […]

How do I Find Hope after a Colon Cancer Diagnosis?

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Finding hope after a cancer diagnosis. It’s not unusual for cancer patients to feel hopeless, even helpless after their diagnosis. It is not easy learning that you are not healthy, especially if it is unexpected. How do you shake these awful feelings? Dr. Beverly Yoches has some helpful insights into finding hope after a colon […]

Shaking the Depression Stigma During Cancer Treatment

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How do you deal with the stigma of depression while undergoing cancer treatment? Do you feel like people don’t understand how you feel? Do others treat you differently if they know you have depression? There has been a stigma attached to this condition for quite a while. After fighting cancer and depression you shouldn’t have […]

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 […]


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