Will All Colon Cancer Patients Need Chemotherapy?

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Is It True That All Colon Cancer Patients Need Chemotherapy? Many of our viewers have asked us about treatments for colon cancer at it’s different stages. We met with the Associate Professor of Oncology from the Mayo Clinic College Dr. George Kim to help explain the stages of colon cancer and if all colon cancer […]

The Importance of Early Colon Cancer Screening


What is the importance of early colon cancer screening? Are you dreading your next colon cancer screening? Should you have gone in sooner? While these procedures may not be the most comfortable experience, they do save lives. How important is early colon cancer screening? Dr. Kelly Shimabukuro has seen her share of cancer patients. The […]

How to Manage Colorectal Cancer

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How do you manage colorectal cancer? Treatment strategies to manage colorectal cancer depend largely on the stage of the cancer, according to Dr. James Posey.  Early stage colorectal cancer has spread much less than later stages of the disease and may only need one surgery.  Once the cancer has passed through the muscular or outer […]

Aggressiveness of Colon Cancer Can Differ Greatly from Patient to Patient

Dr. Tomislav Dragovich Colon Cancer

Dr. Tomislav Dragovich discusses why some colon cancers can be more harmful than others. Our genes can influence the way cancer affects our bodies. “We are beginning to decipher the genes, the genetic code of colon cancer. We can tell by testing for some of these molecular markers how that patient will respond to therapy,” […]

Are You a Candidate for Chemotherapy?

Dr. Tomislav Dragovich Colon Cancer

Determining whether or not chemotherapy is right for a patient depends on many factors. Dr. Tomislav Dragovich discusses some things that are important to consider. Dr. Tomislav Dragovich discusses what determines whether chemotherapy is the right choice for patients. Benefits and risks must be considered for each patient on an individual basis. One of the […]

Colon Cancer Clinical and Pathological Stages


Dr. Kozloff explains that although there are four specific stages of colon cancer, doctors often break the stages up into two stages: clinical and pathological.He discusses what differentiates these two stages and the implications for the patient. Mark F. Kozloff, MD: There are four stages of colon cancer and we often break it up into […]

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