You are here: Home Colorectal Cancer Colorectal ... The Basics
Information about all aspects of finances affected by a serious health condition. Includes income sources such as work, investments, and private and government disability programs, and expenses such as medical bills, and how to deal with financial problems.
Information about all aspects of health care from choosing a doctor and treatment, staying safe in a hospital, to end of life care. Includes how to obtain, choose and maximize health insurance policies.
Answers to your practical questions such as how to travel safely despite your health condition, how to avoid getting infected by a pet, and what to say or not say to an insurance company.

Colorectal Cancer: Advanced

The Basics

Next » « Previous


Do your best to keep a realistically optimistic attitude. We refer to this as a “positive attitude.” 

  • There’s a reason for the adage “the glass is always half full and half empty.” Try to focus on the half full side. At the same time, keep in mind that we are all human.  Do not become a slave to being positive or wallow in guilt for those times when you aren’t.  (For tips about keeping positive, click here.) 
  • Keep in mind that even a 1% chance of long term survival means that one in one hundred people will survive. With appropriate treatment, there is no reason to keep you from being the person who survives.

Focus on what you can control. Prepare the best you can for what may come your way. For example:

You are not your disease. Do not let cancer define who you are. (For more, click, here)

When you have contact with an employer, governmental agency or insurer:

Please share how this information is useful to you. 0 Comments


Post a Comment Have something to add to this topic? Contact Us.

Characters remaining:

  • Allowed markup: <a> <i> <b> <em> <u> <s> <strong> <code> <pre> <p>
    All other tags will be stripped.