Are you newly diagnosed and looking for information? Our Colon Cancer Resource Guide  helps patients navigate through a new diagnosis and tells you what to expect physically and emotionally. Hear from other patients, doctors, survivors, nurses and social workers to get the information you need to know.

Chapter 1: Just Diagnosed 
Defines colorectal cancer and talks about what to expect after a cancer diagnosis. This chapter also will provide a guide on how to utilize the internet, how family history and Lynch Syndrome affects your loved ones. Watch

Chapter 2: Becoming your own Advocate
Discusses building your healthcare team, ensuring you and your healthcare team communicate effectively, asking questions and keeping a journal of what the doctors say, bringing someone to your doctor’s appoint and reaching out to others. Watch

Chapter 3: Treatments
Talks about treatment options, the four stages of colon cancer and the treatment for each, as well as clinical trials. Watch

Chapter 4: Managing Side Effects and Recurrence
Explains how to manage side effects after surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, coping after surgery, and pain management. Watch

Chapter 5: Quality of Life and The Caregiver
Discusses the emotional impact on you and your loved ones, as well as the effect on your children and your spiritual life. Also touches on how to handle relationships and the impact cancer will have on your sex life. Lastly, this chapter reinforces how both the patient and caregiver need to take care of themselves. Watch

Chapter 6: The Other Side of Cancer and Inspirational Messages
Addresses the pragmatic topics of how to manage your career and finances and the importance of reaching out to colorectal cancer organizations. Finally, chapter six provides inspirational messages from others with a direct connection to this disease. Watch

In Loving Memory

These Resource Videos were made in loving memory of Erica Gough Paul. Thank you to Lucky Dog Films, Fogo Motion and everyone who made this resource possible.