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Community Care Hospice

1669 Rombach Ave.
Wilmington, OH 45177
Phone: 937.382.5400
Fax: 937.383.3898

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Hospice of Central Ohio

Newark

2269 Cherry Valley Rd.
Newark, OH 43055
740.788.1400

Inpatient Care Center

1320 West Main St.
Newark, OH 43055
740.344.0379

Hospice of Central Ohio at
The Ohio State University
Wexner Medical Center

410 W 10th Ave - 7th Floor
Columbus, OH 43210
614.685.0001

Ohio's Community Mercy Hospice

Mitchell-Thomas Center
100 W. McCreight Ave., Ste. 400
Springfield, OH 45504
Phone: 937.390.9665

Ohio's Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties

5940 Long Meadow Dr.,
Middletown, OH 45005
513.422.0300

Ohio's Hospice of Dayton

324 Wilmington Ave.
Dayton, Ohio 45420
937.256.4490
1.800.653.4490

Ohio's Hospice of Fayette County

222 N. Oakland Ave.,
Washington Court House, OH 43160
740.335.0149

Ohio's Hospice Loving Care

Ohio's Hospice Loving Care

56 South Oak Street
P.O. Box 445
London, Ohio, 43140

Ohio's Hospice LifeCare

1900 Akron Rd.,
Wooster, OH 44691
330.264.4899

Ohio's Hospice of Miami County

550 Summit Ave., Ste. 101,
Troy, OH 45373
937.335.5191

Colorectal Cancer Patients Can Benefit From Hospice Care

Colorectal Cancer Patients Can Benefit from Hospice Care

march_colon_cancer_awarenessColorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosis in the US.

As with many cancers, the earlier and smaller the growth is found, the better the likelihood of successful treatment. Risk factors for colon cancer include a family history or personal history of polyps of the colon or rectum, a personal history of ovarian, endometrium or breast cancer, a history of ulcerative colitis or Crohn disease and some hereditary conditions. Starting at age 50, the American Cancer Society recommends regular screenings for colorectal cancer. For those at increased risk, screenings should begin earlier.

Every patient and diagnosis is unique, but for most patients, treatment for colorectal cancer involves surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy, or both. The oncology team works closely with the patient to monitor treatment side effects and outcomes. The goal of treatment is to destroy cancer cells and prevent them from returning. If tumor growth continues or if side effects become overwhelming, cancer patients should discuss the benefits for treatment with their physicians. When a patient decides that treatment is negatively impacting quality of life, it may be time to consider focusing on quality of life instead and involving hospice care.

Hospice care can help patients feel better and enjoy time with family. Treatment can be provided in the home, an assisted living or extended care facility – wherever the patient is most comfortable and secure. Nurses are available 24/7 for consultation. With doctors, nurses, nurse aides, social workers, clergy, volunteers and other therapists available as part of the hospice team, the family and the patient receive superior care and superior service. In addition to addressing the physical needs of the patient and assuring patient comfort, the hospice team provides emotional and spiritual support, connections to needed financial and legal services and grief support to the patient and family.

Hospice is a proactive choice that enables cancer patients to remain in control of their care and enjoy quality time with family members.

Resources:

https://www.cancer.gov/types/colorectal

https://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/

 

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