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Positive Options for Colorectal Cancer offers readers everything they need to know about understanding and dealing with colorectal cancer. It presents detailed information in a clear and concise manner from a well-known advocate and author who is a personal survivor of Stage III colorectal cancer for more than 20 years. Chapters present information on prevention techniques, warning signs, and screening tests including the latest on virtual colonoscopy and how to find and talk honestly with the right doctor. It offers tips on treatment options including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation in addition to advice for life after colorectal cancer and how to find support and resources for the colorectal cancer patient.
Carol Ann Larson has been involved with the Colon Cancer Coalition as an advocate for colorectal cancer screening, is a past president for the Minneapolis Ostomy Chapter, a sponsor of "GetYourRearinGear," and a KLBB radio guest. She was one of three people named "Women Who Have Broken Barriers for Colorectal Cancer." She lives in Minnetonka, MN. Kathleen Ogle, MD, is the medical oncologist at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN.
Table of Contents
Foreword Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter 1: Facing the Unknown Chapter 2: Gathering Information Chapter 3: Working with Medical Professionals Chapter 4: Dealing with Your Feelings Chapter 5: Making Decisions About Treatment Chapter 6: Coping with Surgery Chapter 7: The First Six Weeks After Surgery Chapter 8: The Challenges of Chemotherapy Chapter 9: Possible Complications After Treatment Chapter 10: Lessons Learned