March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

There is new tool called My Colon Cancer Coach to help patients become more in the know about what’s happening to them. It’s the first patient-focused online tool for those newly diagnosed with colon cancer.  I will never forget how scary it is to be told you have a certain kind of cancer — and have no clue where to go so that you can get some clarity and information about what’s going on —

The Cancer Coach asks you to answer some questions and then returns an individualized treatment report that addresses your specific diagnosis –ultimately leading to a more informed dialogue between patients and their healthcare providers. An informed patient is the best kind of patient in my opinion!

I never understood how people who find out they have some ailment hand over all their trust and power to their healthcare provider. Yes they will do their best – but you have the absolute right to ask questions, suggest other options, and give your opinion. This is your life– they are working for you! And tools like this help you make the right decisions for your or your family’s care!