How the Oncotype DX Test Helps Patients and Doctors

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How do patients benefit from the Oncotype DX test? The Oncotype DX test has become a great asset in the fight against colon cancer. The test measures a group of cancer genes in tumors. This information helps doctors predict how the cancer will react to various treatments. Knowledge is power when it comes to treating […]

Detecting the Symptoms of Colon Cancer

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What are the symptoms of colon cancer? Every cancer is different. Some show signs early on and some manifest themselves without any outward symptoms. Colon cancer lies somewhere in the middle. In early stages, colon cancer can be hard to detect. That’s why screening is so critical. When colon cancer is detected in the earlier […]

What Happens if I Leave My Colon Cancer Untreated?

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What can happen if colon cancer is left untreated Cancer is deadly. In many cases if cancer is found early it is treatable. If a patient leaves his or her colon cancer untreated a variety of things can happen to them. Dr. Mark Gimbel goes over what can happen without treatment in this video. Given […]

Stage IV Colon Cancer can be Beaten

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Overcoming Stage IV Colon Cancer Being diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer is a life-changing experience. Kim Rogers’s husband was diagnosed with the disease in 2003. After coming to terms with what lay ahead of them, the Rogers took up the fight. They’ll both tell you it was a long journey, but, her husband John […]

How I Felt after My Husband’s Colon Cancer Diagnosis

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What emotions did you experience after you head your husband’s colon cancer diagnosis? Finding out a loved one has cancer can be a traumatic experience. Kim Rogers was in the room when her husband John received his colon cancer diagnosis. She was surprised at first. Kim says she felt like someone hit her in the […]

How Polyps are Related to Colon Cancer

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What is the relationship between colon polyps and colon cancer? It is common for people to develop colon polyps. 50% of men and 40% of women at age 50 already have polyps in their colon. Though 99% of these growths will be cancer free, there is a relationship between colon polyps can colon cancer. Polyps […]

Why Chemotherapy is Used for Colon Cancer Patients

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What is the purpose of using chemotherapy in patients with colon cancer? It is possible for cancer cells to still be floating around in a patient’s bloodstream after colon cancer surgery. These cells can enter other parts of the body and cause stage four cancer. Dr. Madappa Kundranda says the main purpose of using chemotherapy […]

Changes to Sex Life After Chemotherapy

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Will I experience changes in my sex life after chemotherapy? Chemotherapy does affect sexual function. Dr. Madappa Kundranda talks about typical changes in a patient’s sex life after chemotherapy. In men the biggest concern is a decreased sexual appetite. There are several treatments used to improve libido, including testosterone and Viagra. Women can experience dyspareunia, […]

Will Cancer Spread During Chemotherapy for Colon Cancer?

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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 […]

Changing the Colon Cancer Conversation

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How is Alive and Kickn changing the colon cancer conversation? Alive and Kickn is an organization committed to changing many things about the colon cancer conversation. They are bringing awareness to a younger crowd using athletic events. David Dubin, founder of Alive and Kickn, wants people to be more comfortable talking about colon cancer. He […]


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