You are not alone in your situation, and you are absolutely not alone in managing this unparalleled challenge.
The Brief: Colorectal Cancer Blog
Are you ready to talk about your bowels, poop and other “taboo” toilet topics? Our expert, Dr. Shady Ashamalla is.
When he’s not in the operating room, Dr. Ashamalla is finding new and better ways to shorten recovery times, helping his patients maintain quality of life, and spreading the word about new surgical techniques to surgeons young and old. And, Dr. Ashamalla is always ready and willing to answer questions about colorectal cancer.
Colorectal cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in Canada (excluding non-melanoma skin cancers). It is the 2nd leading cause of death from cancer in men and the 3rd leading cause of death from cancer in women in Canada.
But, this cancer – when caught early – is highly treatable.
In this blog series, Dr. Shady Ashamalla will share his expertise about colorectal cancer through frank and informative posts on the topics of prevention, screening, treatment and living with this often not-so-talked-about cancer.
Follow Dr. Ashamalla on Twitter: @ShadyAshamalla
People with a family history of colorectal cancer should be screened early, according to new guidelines.
Blood can appear black or red in your stool. Look before you flush.
A stoma is a short length of intestine that is brought to the skin’s surface after colon or rectal cancer surgery.
Removing the colorectal cancer by surgery is currently the only possibility of cure of this disease, Dr. Shady Ashamalla says.
How to take the wheel at your initial visit with a cancer surgeon.
Colorectal cancer is a deadly yet preventable — and often treatable — disease that every adult should be aware of, regardless of age.