Whether you're a newly diagnosed cancer patient, a survivor, or a friend or relative of either, this book offers help. The only text to provide the doctor's and patient's view, the Second Edition is updated with authoritative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options, post-treatment quality of life, sources of support, and much more. This book is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of this frightening disease. The authors consist of two oncologic surgeons and a cancer care social worker from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Commentary from actual colon and rectal cancer survivors provides a unique, "insider's" perspective.