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 […]

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 […]

Laparoscopic Colon Cancer Surgery Explained

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What can I expect from laparoscopic colon cancer surgery Laparoscopic colon cancer surgery is a minimally invasive procedure. Surgeons use several small incisions instead of a large one. Doctors insert special instruments through these incisions to perform the internal operation. Because this procedure is less invasive than traditional surgery, patients leave the hospital sooner. Dr. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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