How Polyps are Related to Colon Cancer


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 […]

Hangouts on Air: What Newly Diagnosed Colon Cancer Patients Need to Know with Dr. Shalina Gupta-Burt


Recently, Colon Cancer Answers conducted a Google+ Hangout on Air with Dr. Shalina Gupta-Burt of Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park, Kansas. Dr. Gupta-Burt is board-certified in both internal medicine and radiation oncology. Dr. Gupta-Burt, certified to administer both chemotherapy and radiation therapy,  discusses through what a newly diagnosed colon cancer patients can expect and touches […]

Tips For Newly Diagnosed Colon Cancer Patients

Colon Cancer Surgery Risks

Get some expert tips for recently diagnosed colon cancer patients from Dr. Mark Gimbel, a colorectal cancer expert and surgical oncologist. Dr. Mark Gimbel:  So being diagnosed with colon cancer, it’s a pretty scary time for most patients.  There is a lot of misinformation out there and there is just a whole lot of information […]

Newly Diagnosed Colon Cancer Patients: Questions to Ask Your Doctor


Dr. Kozloff discusses questions that newly diagnosed cancer patients should ask their doctors, such as “How many patients with colon cancer have you treated?” and “What will be the benefits and side effects of chemotherapy?” Watch this video for more. Mark F. Kozloff, MD:  Many patients ask me at the time of diagnosis what question […]

Newly Diagnosed Colon Cancer Patients: What to Do First


A newly diagnosed colon cancer patient often has very little knowledge about the disease and doesn’t know where to begin. In this video, Dr. Kozloff outlines the steps that a colon cancer patient should take following a diagnosis. Mark F. Kozloff, MD: The first time I sat down with the patient with a new diagnosis […]

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