If you or a loved one was recently diagnosed with colorectal cancer, you probably have quite a few questions ranging from the simple, "What is colorectal cancer?" to the more complex, "What factors can influence my prognosis?" This is entirely normal. The experts at Moffitt Cancer Center encourage you to talk with your treatment team about anything that comes to mind. Additionally, we’re here to provide you with all of the information you need to make confident and well-informed decisions regarding your treatment.
While your oncologists will be your best source of individualized information, the following articles can help you learn more about your diagnosis:
- 10 questions to ask after being diagnosed with colorectal cancer
- How is colorectal cancer treated?
- Does colorectal cancer surgery mean I’ll need a colostomy bag?
- Five ways to manage the side effects of colorectal cancer treatment
- Two things you should know about colorectal cancer
- What type of foods cause colorectal cancer?
No matter where you are in the treatment process, you can bring your questions to our colorectal cancer treatment team, with or without a physician’s referral. Each of our oncologists has a specific area of expertise, such as surgery, medical oncology or radiation oncology, which means that you can consult with a medical professional who understands exactly what you’re dealing with. We also have a team of supportive care providers who can also answer many of your questions and provide you with tailored strategies for dealing with side effects of colorectal cancer treatment.