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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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Chemo or No Chemo?

Refusing chemotherapy is every adults option. However, take some time to think through this choice and decide if you are basing it on fear-based hype or medical fact.

Am I Ready for Bowel Surgery?

Preparing for bowel surgery can make your recovery much more pleasant. The top three things you should clean up before you leave for the hospital are often overlooked.

How Do You Choose the Right Colon Cancer Treatment?

Choosing the right treatment option for colon cancer is an extremely personal choice. Your doctor can provide recommendations, but he or she cannot force you to make any decision.

Are Chronic Stomach Pains a Sign of Colon Cancer?

Although chronic stomach pains are not typically a result of colon cancer, there are many treatable causes that should be investigated by your primary care doctor.

Undigested Medications in Stool

Seeing whole medications in your stool can be disconcerting, but there is likely a rational explanation for this phenomena.

Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding

A lower gastrointestinal bleed is not only scary, it can potentially be a life threatening condition. Learn about the causes, tests, and treatment.

Home Testing for Colon Cancer

You can complete stool testing for colon cancer in the comfort of your own home if you have a prescription for the tests.

Tightening Your Anal Sphincter

A few minutes of exercises daily can help you tighten your rectal sphincter, which in turn might help you ward off incontinence in your future.

From Family Member to Caregiver

From family member to primary caregiver, taking care of your loved one while they fight cancer can be an emotional rollercoaster.

Cancer Fighting Diets

We should all be wary of any diet claiming to cure cancer. Explore the different popular cancer fighting diets currently being promoted.

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