Understanding a metastatic diagnosis
If your doctor suspects your cancer has progressed, there are a number of tests he or she may do. These may include:
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If your colorectal cancer has metastasized, it can be a shock. You might feel overwhelmed, scared, or even angry. Everyone reacts differently, but it’s important to take the time you need to absorb this information. Reach out to loved ones, family, friends, and even others with your condition for support throughout this time.
Remember, you are not alone
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Although metastatic cancer is a more severe stage, there are treatments available to help—so that you can keep fighting for what matters most to you.