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 […]

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 […]

Sexual Function after Colon Cancer Surgery

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What changes will there be to my sexual function after colon cancer surgery? Worried about your sexual function after colon cancer surgery? You may not need to fret too much. Colon cancer surgery can affect sexual function, but each case is different. Often, colon cancer patients get confused by renal cancer information. They are not […]

Which Colon Cancer Patients Do Doctors Follow After Surgery?

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Follow-ups after colon cancer surgery. Every cancer is different and so the treatments for these diseases need to be unique, as well. Doctors strive to use a multi-disciplinary approach to treating cancer. They want to have many different people looking at each cancer so every patient has the best care during their treatment. Dr. Mark […]

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 […]

Weighing the Benefits of Chemotherapy

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What are the benefits of chemotherapy? Feeling uneasy about having to do chemotherapy? Wondering what the advantages and disadvantages are? You’re not alone. Some patients don’t need chemotherapy while others do. There are a number of factors that doctors look at to determine your treatment path. Dr. Kelly Shimabukuro sheds some light on these factors […]

Types of Intimacy Issues Colon Cancer Patients Face

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What types of intimacy issues do colon cancer patients face? Cancer affects more than just the body. A person undergoes psychological change after receiving a diagnosis of that sort. Dr. Beverly Yoches is a Psychologist that has experience helping people through these times. She reminds us that intimacy is important for a healthy recovery and […]

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 […]

Diet Changes After Stage IV Colon Cancer

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How did your husband’s diet change after stage IV colon cancer? Kim Rogers’s husband John was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer in 2003. She and her husband knew that some changes would be in order. Nutrition can play a vital role in a patient’s quality of life. Kim and John stopped eating food from […]


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