Colon Cancer Treatment: What You Need to Know
Today, there are more colon cancer treatment options available -- and many may offer new hope for patients.
Understand Your Options
It's not easy to choose a treatment plan. But the more you understand about your choices, the better you'll feel. Your medical team should be willing to explain each option to you -- not only what it involves, but also what it will mean for your chances of recovery and your quality of life.
To make sure you feel confident about your treatment plan, "Consider getting a second opinion from another colon cancer specialist or team," Dietz says. Your doctor should welcome this idea and even offer suggestions on specialists to consider. If he doesn't, "or you don't feel you're getting the information you need -- and feel secure in your next steps -- find another doctor."