Life after a Colon Cancer Diagnosis

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What is life like after a colon cancer diagnosis? You’ve been diagnosed with colon cancer, so what comes next? It can be difficult to transition into being a patient. Make sure you’re prepared. You may not be able to do everything you’re used to for awhile. Author and survivor,Robin McGee discusses what life is like […]

Feel Like You Want to Avoid Chemotherapy?

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Chemotherapy is not as unpleasant as it used to be. Are you feeling like you want to avoid chemotherapy? You are not alone. Chemo has never been on anyone’s bucket list, but it is more pleasant than it used to be. New developments have helped to lessen or eliminate many of the common side effects. […]

Types of Therapy Available for Colon Cancer Patients

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What kinds of therapy are available for colon cancer patients? Are you having emotional problems since being diagnosed with colon cancer? Do you feel like you need to see someone about it? Cancer treatment can be a very difficult process. Many patients find themselves wanting to see a professional about their mental health. Dr. Beverly […]

The Role of the Medical Oncologist during Colon Cancer

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What is the role of the medical oncologist during colon cancer? The days and weeks after a cancer diagnosis are a difficult and confusing time. Often patients are bombarded with new terms and concepts they are not familiar with. Here to help with some of the confusion is Dr. Kelly Shimabukuro. She’s a medical oncologist […]

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 […]

The Benefits of Emotional Support for Colon Cancer Patients

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What are some benefits of emotional support for colon cancer patients? Receiving a cancer diagnosis is a life-changing experience. Having guidance through your treatment is very important. Many patients find that guidance from people that have gone through what they are going through. A cancer survivor has been there and knows what it is like. […]

Why Use a Patient Navigator?

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Why should a cancer patient use a patient navigator? It can be hard asking for help, but we are nearly always grateful after receiving it. Patient navigators are here to help you. Having a knowledgeable person guide you to the resources you need for your cancer journey is important. Author and clinical psychologist, Robin McGee […]

What to Do after a Colon Cancer Diagnosis

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What should I do after a colon cancer diagnosis? Have questions after your colon cancer diagnosis? You’re not alone. It can be a confusing time, but you need to make sure you have all the information you need. Talk with your doctor about what you need to do to prepare for your treatment. Robin McGee, […]

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 […]


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