Learning how to cope after hearing “you’ve got colorectal cancer” is half the battle. Here you’ll find information to help you deal with everything from stress and fatigue to living with a colostomy.
Every person is different and responds differently to colorectal cancer treatment. With quick and accurate treatment, there’s good reason to be hopeful about your future.
A colostomy is an opening -- called a stoma -- that connects the colon to the surface of the abdomen. This provides a new path for waste material and gas to leave your body.
Also called a K-pouch, a continent ileostomy is a connection of the end of the small intestine, called the ileum, to the skin of your abdomen.