Colon Cancer FAQs
A colon cancer diagnosis can turn your world upside down. Thinking you are healthy one minute and learning you have cancer the next is likely to cause a number of complex emotions, as well as some confusion about what your life will look like as you undergo treatment. Moffitt Cancer Center is committed to not only providing comprehensive, individualized treatment to patients with colon cancer, but also to helping our patients understand their malignancies and the treatments available to them.
If you have been diagnosed with colon cancer and have questions about your condition, the best person to talk to is your physician since he or she will be able to answer your questions as they relate to your unique case. In the meantime, you may want to read some of the articles below, which Moffitt has compiled to help patients learn more about colon cancer:
- How Common Is Colon Cancer in Women?
- How Do You Test for Colon Cancer?
- Nine Colon Cancer Symptoms You Should Not Ignore
- Do Colon Polyps Mean I Have Colon Cancer?
- How to Tell the Difference Between Hemorrhoids and Colon Cancer
- What Are the Risks of Colon Cancer Surgery?
- How Is Colon Cancer Diagnosed?
- How Likely Is it for Colon Cancer and Rectal Cancer to Occur Together?
- How Do I Manage the Side Effects of Colon Cancer Treatment?
- What Is Metastatic Colon Cancer?
- Where Does Metastatic Colon Cancer Spread To?
- How Long Does It Take for Metastatic Colon Cancer to Show Symptoms?
- What Are the Chances of Getting Colon Cancer if it Runs in Your Family?
- How Long Does Colon Cancer Take to Develop?
Moffitt is a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, a title that shows our commitment to advancing colon cancer research and treatment in hopes of one day finding a cure. Our Gastrointestinal Oncology Program provides colon cancer patients with individualized treatment plans to give them the best chance at reaching a favorable outcome and an improved quality of life as they undergo treatment. Our patients also have access to several supportive care specialists in a single, convenient location to help them cope with the emotional challenges of undergoing cancer treatment. If you would like learn about our unique approach to colon cancer treatment, submit a new patient registration form online or call 1-888-663-3488 to schedule a consultation. You do not need a referral.