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As you continue on your journey of learning about colon cancer, you may find additional resources to be helpful. Here you can find reputable websites and books with more information about colon cancer.

Packing Your Chemo Bag
If you're preparing for your first chemotherapy session for colon cancer, read on to learn what to pack and how to prepare for it. It may take a few hours, so your comfort is paramount during the session.

Refusing Treatment for Colon Cancer
It's difficult to accept when a loved one refuses a potentially life-saving cancer treatment, however they have the legal right to do so. Learn how to communicate with your loved one and accept their decision.

Staying Sane During Cancer Treatment
Work, school, children, social engagements – whatever your responsibilities include, you certainly don't need the stress of also trying to pencil in colon cancer treatments. Learn how to stay sane throughout your treatment by nurturing your mental health -- it may impact your treatment outcome.

Decreasing Your Embarrassment from Colostomy Gas
You don't have to suffer embarrassing colostomy odors. The majority of these problems are caused by an ill-fitting colostomy bag.

Don't Skip Good Oral Hygiene
Mouth sores may sound like an innocuous side effect of chemotherapy, but they can potentially cause serious complications such as weight loss and malnutrition. Learn how to care for your mouth before, during, and after chemotherapy to help prevent this uncomfortable side effect.

Hair Chemicals and Chemotherapy
Although there is no definitive study, it is generally concluded that hair color and permanents should be avoided during and after chemotherapy.

Help Me Feel Attractive Again
The physical changes to your body during chemotherapy can wreck your self image and add unnecessary stress during treatment. Making simple changes to your daily beauty routine can help improve how you look and feel about yourself.

What is Wrong with My Bowels?
Symptoms of many bowel disorders are very similar to those of colon cancer. However, there are a number of things that can cause bowel problems, and most are treatable.

Choosing a Gastroenterologist
Gastroenterologists complete hundreds to thousands of colonoscopies screening for colon cancer yearly. Learn what questions to ask your doctor to make sure you are getting the best screening possible.

Exploring Your Sexuality
Your sexuality might make a temporary disappearance during colon cancer treatment, but it's usually not permanent. The side effects of treatment can impact both men and women. Learn the do's and don'ts of sex with colon cancer.

Don't Let Your Colostomy Hinder Your Sex Life
Engaging in intimacy following your physical recovery from bowel surgery is not always a simple process. You may face challenges, but they are not insurmountable.

Choosing Between Employee Health Programs
Choosing your employee health program might be just as important as negotiating your salary. Learn what questions to ask and how to choose wisely for your health coverage.

Supporting Your Fight Against Colon Cancer
A diagnosis of colon cancer can be frightening. This comprehensive list of support, advocacy, education and research organizations will help you start to learn more about colon cancer including screening, tests, and treatment of the disease.

How do you cope with the stress of follow up appointments aft…
Share your tips for coping with post-cancer anxiety! If you're a colon cancer survivor, you probably have follow up visits with your cancer doctor. How do you cope with the stress and anxiety of follow up appointments after cancer? See submissions See submissions

Living with Colon Cancer
A diagnosis of colon cancer is life-altering. Learn how to take care of yourself while fighting this disease. Learn more about support groups, your medical team, resources and self-care tips here. Maintaining your emotional and physical health may help you in the long run.

What Makes a Good Website?
Learn what to look for when seeking out good-quality colon cancer information on the web.

5 Steps to Hiring a Caregiver
Caring for someone with end stage colon cancer can be physically and mentally exhausting. Learn how to identify signs of caregiver burnout and hire an in-home caregiver when you need one.

Should I Still Get a Flu Shot?
Colon cancer fighters and survivors should be diligent about getting vaccinations, including the flu shot. The shot can help you avoid hospitalizations and an illness that will further tax your immune system.

Incontinence of Stool
Incontinence of stool is largely underreported due to the embarrassing nature of the problem. However, treatment is based on the cause, and your incontinence may be reversible.

Colon Cancer Websites
A list of websites on colon cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, and support resources for those diagnosed with cancer.

Can I Get a Colonoscopy Without Health Insurance?
Many people mistakenly think that no health insurance equals no colonoscopy screening for colon cancer. Many organizations help provide low and no-cost screening. Learn if you qualify for this wellness exam.

Cancer Support Groups
A list of online cancer support websites.

Coping with Insomnia During Cancer Care Will Help You Get the…
Up to 80% of people have insomnia during their cancer treatment. Our tips for beating insomnia during cancer care will have you sleeping better in no time.

Treatment Fatigue
Cancer related fatigue is unlike any other type of exhaustion. Learn the cause, treatment and how long you can expect to suffer this uncomfortable symptom.

Dealing with Diarrhea
Every one of us has suffered diarrhea at some point in our lives – it's statistical fact. This uncomfortable symptom of watery, frequent stools is commonly the result of viral, bacterial or parasitic disease, but can also occur due to chronic bowel diseases like Crohn's. Learn when to call your doctor and when to treat this symptom at home.

Meet Your Hospice Team
Choosing hospice is a difficult decision, but the many advantages of having these compassionate medical professionals in your home are irrefutable. Learn more about the hospice team of talent.

A list of resources on colon cancer genetic and familial syndromes.
A list of resources on colon cancer genetic and familial syndromes.

Helping a Family Member or Friend With Cancer
Learn how to offer much-needed support to a family member or friend with cancer.

What Are the Top 5 Caregiver Stess Symptoms?
You can suffer stress symptoms if you're caring for someone with cancer. Stress symptoms can be serious enough that your own physical and mental health suffer. Recognizing the top 5 cancer caregiver stress symptoms is the first step to getting the support you need.

Colon Cancer and Treatment Fatigue
Cancer related fatigue can pervade every aspect of your life. Learn how to deal with this elusive symptom and when to seek help.

Stress Reduction Tips for Cancer Caregivers
If you're taking care of someone with cancer, you may need to tap into stress reduction tips to keep life on an even keel. Many caregivers feel guilty about taking "me" time, but doing this is important. It will help you stay happier, healthier, and be a better caregiver to your loved one.

Colon Cancer and Related Books
A list of helpful books on colon cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, and support for those diagnosed with cancer.

Cancer Book Review
Cancer books are a terrific for anyone diagnosed with cancer. You'll love our comprehensive review of some of the best cancer books available.

It's OK to Feel a Sense of Loss After Cancer Treatment
After cancer treatment, many people feel like celebrating, but if you instead feel a sense of loss or let down, this is perfectly normal.

The Cancer Lifeline Cookbook Book Review
Our book review of The Cancer Lifeline Cookbook will help you decide if The Cancer Lifeline Cookbook is the right book for you.

Complete Guide to Complementary and Alternative Cancer Therap…
Our book review of Complete Guide to Complementary and Alternative Cancer Therapies will help you decide if this is the right book for you.

The Complete Guide to Complementary and Alternative Cancer Therapies …
Our book review of Complete Guide to Complementary and Alternative Cancer Therapies will help you decide if it is the right book for you.

The End of Overeating Book Review
Book review of The End of Overeating. While not full of menus and recipes, as you might hope, this book offers a look at why you may eat more than you should -- and it may shock you.

Everyone's Guide to Cancer Supportive Care Book Review
Our book review of Everyone's Guide to Cancer Supportive Care will help you decide if Everyone's Guide to Cancer Supportive Care is the right book for you.

Full Catastrophe Living Book Review
Our book review of Full Catastrophe Living will help you decide if Full Catastrophe Living is the right book for you.

Full Catastrophe Living Book Review
Our book review of Full Catastrophe Living will help you decide if Full Catastrophe Living is the right book for you.

Herbal Medicine, Healing & Cancer Book Review
Our book review of Herbal Medicine, Healing & Cancer will help you decide if Herbal Medicine, Healing & Cancer is the right book for you.

Picking Up the Pieces Book Review
Our book review of Picking Up the Pieces will help you decide if Picking Up the Pieces is the right book for you.

Your Brain After Chemo Book Review
Our book review of Your Brain After Chemo will help you decide if Your Brain After Chemo is the right book for you.

Dealing with Stage 4 Colon Cancer
Dealing with a stage 4 colon cancer diagnosis is a challenge. If you've been diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer, you can take steps to help yourself handle this difficult news. Knowing how to take care of your needs will help you deal with stage 4 colon cancer. You can make good choices about what type of cancer care is best for you.

End of Life Care
Making your wishes known about end of life care is an important part of coping with a stage 4 cancer diagnosis.

How to Find a Colon Surgeon
If you elect to have bowel surgery for colon cancer, your treatment success will be placed squarely in the hands of your surgeon. Do your research and learn how to find the right colon surgeon for your needs.

Thinking About Hospice
Choosing hospice care is not synonymous with "giving up". Hospice doctors, nurses and caregivers are highly trained professionals who know how to alleviate the symptoms and pain (both physical and mental) associated with end of life care. Learn more about this end of life care and debunk the erroneous myths and fears surrounding this palliative...

I don't know the first thing about caregiving...where do I start?
Many articles focus on the person actually fighting the colon cancer, but surviving as the sole caregiver requires physical and emotional strength as well. Finding a balance between being supportive and managing your own emotions can be draining.

Telling Your Family
Figuring out how to tell your loved ones that you have colon cancer is difficult and highly personal. Learn some tips on how to cope with talking to your spouse, teens and young children.

Dealing with Your Insurance Provider
Navigating the healthcare insurance system is not an innate skill. Learn more about your health insurance and coverage, policies, claims and appeals now.

10 Tips to Keep a Positive Attitude
A colon cancer diagnosis and treatment can dampen the brightest of moods, but there are ways to keep a positive attitude while you endure. Learn how to use the free attributes surrounding you to stay focused and mentally prepared.

Caring for Your Skin
Many common side effects of colon cancer treatment can impact your skin, which can make you uncomfortable. Take proactive steps to care for your skin and help combat some of these effects.

10 Things to Do Before Bowel Surgery
Find the top 10 things you need to do before your bowel surgery for colon cancer here. Preparation may help your recovery -- don't take the time for granted.

Deep Breathing
The most basic of the human functions – breathing – is the only reflexive action of your body that you can control. Learn how you can use this control to help reduce stress during colon cancer treatment.

Planning a Graceful Death
If you have a terminal illness, consider giving your family peace in knowing you have completed your own arrangements. Writing your advanced directives and making funeral arrangements is not macabre, it is smart.

How Healthy are Your Coping Skills?
A cancer diagnosis is sure to elicit stress in your life. If you don't have a healthy coping system, it is time to get one; prolonged stress can further damage your health.

Have Cancer?
A colon cancer diagnosis can change your outlook on life. Better living is possible, but it takes time and effort.

What are Hemorrhoids?
Bright red blood in the toilet is a common sign of hemorrhoids, which are swollen veins in your rectum or anus that typically self resolve. However, bleeding is also a sign of colorectal cancer, which will not go away on its own.

Chemo is Making Me Fat!
Chemotherapy and treatments for colon cancer can help you pack on the pounds. Learn how to safely decrease your intake and increase your exercise during treatment.

Prolapsed Rectum and Bleeding
Rectal bleeding can herald colon cancer, but occasionally you may find some blood on the tissue if you have a rectal prolapse.

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