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How can I find support when I'm dealing with advanced colorectal cancer?

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Try to stay connected to people who are good listeners. Cancer and your treatment can feel lonely sometimes. You may feel like no one really understands what you’re going through. It helps to reach out to others, whether it’s your friends, a counselor, or a support group of other people with colorectal cancer. They can be there when you just need someone to listen.

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Treatment of colon cancer by stage," "When Cancer Comes Back: Cancer Recurrence," "Surgery for Colorectal Cancer," “Signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer.”

UptoDate: "Patient information: Colorectal cancer treatment; metastatic cancer."

Dartmouth Medicine: "Trial tests vaccine made from tumor cells."

Cancer Research UK: "Controlling sickness in advanced cancer."

National Jewish Health: "Lung Cancer: Lifestyle Management."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "New Treatment and Research."

National Cancer Institute: "Metastatic Cancer Fact Sheet," "TAS-102 Improves Overall Survival in Patients with Metastatic Colorectal Cancer."

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: "New drug combination extends survival of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer."

Cleveland Clinic.org: "Colorectal Cancer Overview."

University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center: "Pain Services."

Van Blarigan, E. April 2015. Journal of Clinical Oncology,

 

Reviewed by Louise Chang on June 01, 2018

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Treatment of colon cancer by stage," "When Cancer Comes Back: Cancer Recurrence," "Surgery for Colorectal Cancer," “Signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer.”

UptoDate: "Patient information: Colorectal cancer treatment; metastatic cancer."

Dartmouth Medicine: "Trial tests vaccine made from tumor cells."

Cancer Research UK: "Controlling sickness in advanced cancer."

National Jewish Health: "Lung Cancer: Lifestyle Management."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "New Treatment and Research."

National Cancer Institute: "Metastatic Cancer Fact Sheet," "TAS-102 Improves Overall Survival in Patients with Metastatic Colorectal Cancer."

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: "New drug combination extends survival of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer."

Cleveland Clinic.org: "Colorectal Cancer Overview."

University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center: "Pain Services."

Van Blarigan, E. April 2015. Journal of Clinical Oncology,

 

Reviewed by Louise Chang on June 01, 2018

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