Distress Screening for Cancer Patients

Anguish, agony, extreme anxiety and hardship – these are synonyms for distress. Believe it or not, almost everyone experiences distress. It comes through various levels, and during various parts of life. This is especially true for colorectal cancer patients. While most cancer patients and survivors…

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The “New Normal”

The “new normal” is a phrase often used by cancer survivors. Due to significant life changes, many survivors struggle to adjust back to their pre-cancer self. The differences may be slight to the outsider but could be enough to affect the survivor’s sense of self….

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September 2014 Webinar – Coping with Cancer

Coping after cancer – what does this mean and how can coping help you? Whether you’ve just been diagnosed with colorectal cancer or are managing side effects after treatment, you have been impacted greatly and life has likely changed. Coping strategies can help you regain…

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Pottery, Poetry and Patios

What do they have in common? All are forms of creative expression that cancer patients have used to “add life to their days,” wrote oncologist Evan Lipson, MD, of Johns Hopkins University in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (online edition Feb. 7, 2011). One of…

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Colorectal Cancer News in Brief: November 29

Briefly Swedish researchers have found a drug that inhibits a dangerous cell pathway while leaving a protective one intact pointing the way to preventing colon polyps from becoming cancerous.  In a large study, 8 out of 10 chemotherapy patients experienced symptoms of insomnia or outright…

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Colorectal Cancer News in Brief: October 23

Briefly: Health care providers are less likely to recommend colorectal cancer screening to their patients with a high school education or less.  IV ibuprofen enhances morphine to control post-operative pain, reducing pain and letting patients use less morphine. Superspreaders with dirty hands infect large numbers…

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