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August 2009 1 Patients often ask, "what would you do if I were your parent?" My answer comes with a unique perspective—my father had colon cancer. I know a cancer diagnosis is life-changing, not only for patients, but for their family and friends. So it is important to spend time with each person, talking about the diagnosis, learning about their hopes, fears, goals and anxieties, and developing a plan that is best for them and their family. At the UW Carbone Cancer Center, we have a world-class team of specialists in colon and rectal cancer working to create a treatment plan that is individualized for each patient. — William Schelman, MD, PhD Colon Cancer Specialist UW Carbone Cancer Center To learn more about the UW Carbone Cancer Center and how to get a second opinion, visit "I offer cancer care that comes with personal experience." CC-38681-14 Wisconsin's only comprehensive cancer center as designated by the National Cancer Institute

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