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Are All Colon Cancers Created Equal? Absolutely Not!
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
I was recently asked by a surgical colleague to meet a patient. This 58-year-old woman had presented two years earlier with sigmoid colon cancer. Though the tumor was invasive it was negative for lymph node involvement. As node negative (Stage...
Confronting Colorectal Cancer: A No-Holds-Barred Approach
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
March is colorectal cancer awareness month. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer for both men and women in the US...
Is 19 Years Old Too Young for Stage 4 Colon Cancer or Hospice?
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
COLORECTAL CANCER is among the most common malignancies in the US with 95,000 colon and 39,000 rectal cancer cases estimated to...
The Cost of Care for Stage 4 Colon Cancer: How Much is Too Much?
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
Among the most important topics of discussion at cancer meetings today is the cost of cancer care. Terms like “financial...
Stage 4 Colon Cancer: Doctor Heal Thyself
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
One year ago, almost to the day, I was asked to see a very pleasant 67-year-old surgeon.  He was personally referred by the...
Colon Cancer Treatment Guide
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
We have all been touched by someone diagnosed with cancer. Our hope is to spread awareness regarding the diagnosis, impact and...
Genomic vs functional analyses: Lesson from recurrent colon cancer
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
With the growing interest in personalized medicine, many physicians and patients have come to equate personalized medicine with...

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