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10 Key Facts About Advanced Colon Cancer

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Fact 1. Late-stage colon cancer means cancer cells have spread to other organs


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Fact 2. People with metastatic colon cancer are living longer than ever before


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Fact 3. Colon cancer that spreads to other organs is still colon cancer


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Fact 4. Metastasized colon cancer may cause no symptoms for weeks to months


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Fact 5. Targeted therapies are expanding the array of treatment options


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Fact 6. Cancer guidelines help you know best treatment options


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Fact 7. Websites that make false promises and offer ‘miracle cures’ are frauds


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Fact 8. Reputable websites provide info that is accurate and up-to-date


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Fact 9. You need supportive care, on or off treatment


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Fact 10. Supporting those with advanced colon cancer


Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

@judithebbert

Judi Ebbert earned her PhD at the University of South Florida’s College of Public Health. She has worked at three NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers and is a writer/editor at Moffitt Cancer Center. Judi has great interest in chronic disease prevention and treatment, and is an advocate for equitable access to care and optimal quality of life for all people. She loves swimming, her dogs and cats, great food, art, humor, and cinematic thrillers. She’s on Twitter @judithebbert.