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Colorectal Cancer: 10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  1. What does it mean that my cancer must be staged? How is staging done?

  2. How is colorectal cancer treated?

  3. What is a colorectal resection?

  4. What are the risks of the surgery?

  5. What is an ostomy and will I need one? 

  6. Will I need radiation therapy in addition to any surgery? Where is this given and by whom?

  7. Will I need any chemotherapy after surgery and after my staging? Where will this be given and by whom?

  8. If radiation therapy is required, what are the side effects? If chemotherapy is necessary, what are the side effects?

  9. How will my condition be monitored during and after my treatments?

  10. Where can I go to find additional information and emotional support?

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