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 […]

Normalizing During Your Colon Cancer Treatment

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What is normalizing when referring to colon cancer? Feel like you’re travelling a road no one has been down with your cancer treatment? Ironically, you’re not alone in that feeling. Going through cancer treatment can be an emotional roller coaster. It can be comforting to know that others are going through the same experiences. Hearing […]

How do I Find Hope after a Colon Cancer Diagnosis?

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Finding hope after a cancer diagnosis. It’s not unusual for cancer patients to feel hopeless, even helpless after their diagnosis. It is not easy learning that you are not healthy, especially if it is unexpected. How do you shake these awful feelings? Dr. Beverly Yoches has some helpful insights into finding hope after a colon […]

Shaking the Depression Stigma During Cancer Treatment

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How do you deal with the stigma of depression while undergoing cancer treatment? Do you feel like people don’t understand how you feel? Do others treat you differently if they know you have depression? There has been a stigma attached to this condition for quite a while. After fighting cancer and depression you shouldn’t have […]

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 […]

Grieving After a Colon Cancer Diagnosis

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What is the grieving process like after a colon cancer diagnosis? You don’t receive a manual when you are diagnosed with colon cancer. The time after hearing such news can be very difficult. Beverly Yoches has dealt with this in her role as a cancer counselor. It is common to experience a range of emotions […]

Using the Recurrence Score to Determine Treatment Options

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How do you use the recurrence score when choosing treatment options? Patients want all the facts they can get before making decision about their colon cancer treatment options. A patient’s recurrence score is a vital piece of information for doctors. Oncotype DX is a diagnostic test for patients who have been recently diagnosed with stage […]

What Are the Next Steps for Newly Diagnosed Colon Cancer Patients?

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What can newly diagnosed colon cancer patients expect? The moments following a cancer diagnosis can be confusing and full of emotion. Staying informed about your disease can help keep confusion to a minimum and reduce unnecessary emotional stress. Dr. Mark Gimbel has seen many newly diagnosed colon cancer patients that are looking for answers. Dr. […]

Preventing a Recurrence after Colon Cancer Surgery

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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 […]

What are the Next Steps After a Colon Cancer Diagnosis?

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Taking the Next Steps After a Colon Cancer Diagnosis Receiving a cancer diagnosis is an overwhelming experience. There is a lot of new information to remember and process. Many patients may find themselves wondering what’s next. Dr. Mark Gimbel specializes in treating colon cancer. He discusses the next steps after a colon cancer diagnosis in […]


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