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Next Steps After a Colon Cancer Diagnosis

You've just been diagnosed with colon cancer: Now what? A loved one has just been diagnosed: How can you help? Should you get a second opinion? What are the treatment options? How can you find a good doctor? How should you break the news to family and friends? You'll need to figure out what's best for you, but these articles should help.
What to Ask the Doctor After Your Diagnosis
When a coworker's father received word that his colon cancer had recurred, one of the first things she said to me was, "What should we ask at his next appointment?" Like Donald Rumsfeld so eloquently put it, she needed to know what she didn't know. So do you.
When It's Cancer: Ten Essential Steps to Follow After Your Diagnosis
"When It's Cancer" is a comprehensive, step-by-step manual for anyone who has recently been diagnosed with cancer.
The Journey Through Cancer: Healing and Transforming the Whole Person
The Journey Through Cancer explains that cancer is a unique journey for each individual and as such, each person requires a different combination of treatments to heal the body, mind and spirit.
Positive Options for Colorectal Cancer
"Positive Options for Colorectal Cancer" is a must-read for anyone diagnosed with colon or rectal cancer.
Getting a Second Opinion on Your Diagnosis
Getting a second opinion is vital when diagnosed with cancer. Learn why it is needed and essential tips on getting one.
Colon Cancer Treatment Options
There are three standard colon cancer treatment options: surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. Learn more about each treatment option.
Cancer Physician Locator
Finding a doctor that specializes in your type of cancer may be difficult in some areas. These physician locators will help you find a qualified doctor in your area.
Telling Family and Friends
Telling family and friends you have cancer can be difficult. This article explains how to break the news of your cancer diagnosis to everyone from your spouse to your children.

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