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Helpful Tips if You're Newly Diagnosed with Cancer

If you have recently been diagnosed with colon cancer, the sudden influx of information can be overwhelming. Follow these tips to reduce your stress and start a relationship with your medical team.

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What Are the Chances of Complications from Colonoscopy?

Learn more about the rare, but potential risks of a colonoscopy to allay your fears and help you schedule this important colon cancer screening exam.

What Are Tumor Markers?

Tumor markers and gene mutations can not only help define your cancer treatment options, they can also help predict a recurrence of cancer.

Famous People That We've Lost to Colorectal Cancer

The loss of so many iconic celebrities is tragic, but continues to highlight the importance of colorectal cancer screening exams and early treatment.

Drugs That Stimulate the Appetite During Cancer Treatment

Nutrition during cancer treatment is a vital part of your body's ability to heal and repair. Although it is not a first choice, if other attempts to boost the appetite have failed, there are prescription medications that can help.

Losing Weight on Chemo

Even if you're looking to lose a few pounds, you don't want to begin while on chemotherapy. Your body needs the nutrients to heal and repair damaged tissues.

Five Things I Wish Someone Told Me About Cancer Screening

Many delays in scheduling cancer screening exams stem from a fear of the unknown. Learn why the dreaded colonoscopy isn't nearly as bad as you feared.

How to Take Part in a Clinical Trial for Colon Cancer

Opting to take part in a clinical trial is a personal and financial decision. Although you might benefit from the newest treatment available, it is not without risk.

Anal Pain After Radiation Therapy

Rectal and anal pain are a potential side effect of radiation therapy used to treat anal or rectal cancers. Learn how to mitigate the discomfort and resume control of your treatment.

Fact or Fiction: A Fear of Pooping Publicly

Parcopresis, or the phobia of having a bowel movement in a public toilet, is a very real fear that can lead to abdominal discomfort and chronic constipation.

When to Call the Doctor After Bowel Surgery

Knowing what to look for -- and report to your surgeon -- after bowel surgery might save you another trip into the hospital and improve your recovery.

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