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How should I pick my doctor for colorectal cancer treatment?

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Choosing a doctor for your treatment is a big decision. Ask your primary care doc or someone else you trust to recommend some. You can then ask which hospitals they work in and if they take your insurance.

Try to talk with your top choices in person or on the phone to make sure you feel comfortable with them. Most importantly, check that they, and their treatment center, have experience with your type of cancer.

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “Choosing a Doctor and a Hospital; “How Should Children Be Told That a Parent Has Cancer?;” “Talking With Friends and Relatives About Your Cancer;” Press Release: Smoking Linked to Higher Risk of Death among Colorectal Cancer Survivors;” “After Diagnosis: A Guide for Patients and Families;” “Find Support Programs and Services In Your Area;” and “Cancer Survivors Network.”

Colon Cancer Alliance: “About Us,” “Newly Diagnosed.”

Fight Colorectal Cancer: “Fight It, “Exercise.”       

American Association for Cancer Research: “How To Find a Support Group.”

National Comprehensive Cancer Network: “Nutrition for Cancer Survivors.”

Campbell, P. , published online Feb. 2, 2015. Journal of Clinical Oncology

American Society of Clinical Oncology: “Colorectal Cancer: Questions to Ask Your Doctor.”

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

Reviewed by Louise Chang on June 03, 2018

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “Choosing a Doctor and a Hospital; “How Should Children Be Told That a Parent Has Cancer?;” “Talking With Friends and Relatives About Your Cancer;” Press Release: Smoking Linked to Higher Risk of Death among Colorectal Cancer Survivors;” “After Diagnosis: A Guide for Patients and Families;” “Find Support Programs and Services In Your Area;” and “Cancer Survivors Network.”

Colon Cancer Alliance: “About Us,” “Newly Diagnosed.”

Fight Colorectal Cancer: “Fight It, “Exercise.”       

American Association for Cancer Research: “How To Find a Support Group.”

National Comprehensive Cancer Network: “Nutrition for Cancer Survivors.”

Campbell, P. , published online Feb. 2, 2015. Journal of Clinical Oncology

American Society of Clinical Oncology: “Colorectal Cancer: Questions to Ask Your Doctor.”

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

Reviewed by Louise Chang on June 03, 2018

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