Laparoscopic Colon Cancer Surgery Explained

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What can I expect from laparoscopic colon cancer surgery Laparoscopic colon cancer surgery is a minimally invasive procedure. Surgeons use several small incisions instead of a large one. Doctors insert special instruments through these incisions to perform the internal operation. Because this procedure is less invasive than traditional surgery, patients leave the hospital sooner. Dr. […]

Types of Colostomy Bags Used after Colon Cancer Surgery


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 […]

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 […]

Preventing a Recurrence after Colon Cancer Surgery


How can you prevent a recurrence after colon cancer surgery? The last thing a cancer patient wants is to experience a recurrence after colon cancer surgery. There are things doctors can do that will reduce the risk of colon cancer recurrence. Patients should use every tool at their disposal to avoid it. Dr. Mark Gimbel […]

How Can I Physically Prepare for Colon Cancer Surgery?

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Dr. Mark Gimbel gives some tips on how to physically prepare for colon cancer surgery. Surgery is a common treatment method for colon cancer. However, the commonality of it does not reduce the fact that it is incredibly stressful on the body. That said, it is important for patients to consider how to prepare for […]

Will Cancer Spread During Chemotherapy for Colon Cancer?


What is the likelihood that cancer will spread during chemotherapy for colon cancer? Many patients are concerned about cancer spread during chemotherapy. But, every cancer case is just as different as the patient it affects. Each cancer patient receives a chemotherapy course of treatment that is tailored to their disease. Dr. Madappa Kundranda says he […]

What are the Benefits of Radiation Therapy for Colon Cancer?

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A few of the benefits of radiation therapy for colon cancer explained. The main benefit of radiation therapy for colon cancer is that its able to control the disease locally. This means that when a tumor grows in the abdominal cavity and it is removed by surgeon, some microscopic disease could be left behind that […]

How is Brachytherapy Used to Treat Colon Cancer?


Brachytherapy treatment for colon cancer explained. Brachytherapy, or the treatment of cancer by the insertion of radioactive implants directly into the tissue, is generally only used in very specialized cases in colon cancer. For example,¬†if ¬†during surgert a surgeon has to remove some of the disease from another organ during surgery and feels that the […]

Colon Cancer Treatment Options


How do you choose your colon cancer treatment options? Dave Maret was diagnosed with stage two colon cancer at the age of 66. He was taken aback by all the colon cancer treatment options his doctors told him were available. It’s easy to get lost in all the medical jargon. His wife was diagnosed with […]

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