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Due to inclement weather the Advancements in Breast Cancer event scheduled for Tuesday, February 20 is cancelled. Compass Business Office, East, Rose Quarter and Vancouver locations will be closing at 2 pm today. Compass Business Office and Rose Quarter will open late on Wednesday at 10 am. Be safe!

Colon and Rectal Cancer Survivorship Resources

Caregiver Support Resources

Possible Physical Side Effects of Treatment

Fatigue - can be an issue for weeks or up to months after treatment.  It is known that exercise at a moderate level, 4 to 5 times a week for up to an hour a day can improve and slowly decrease fatigue.

Peripheral Neuropathy - numbness and tingling sensation in fingers and toes which can take months to repair.

Sexual dysfunction - can be anything from erectile dysfunction, to decreased libido, to decreased flexibility of tissue and lubrication.

Fertility issues - for both women and men can occur due to surgical effects especially for those undergoing Rectal cancer.

Lymphedema - is the swelling in hands, feet, ankles, legs, and arms that doesn't resolve for months to years after treatment.

Stoma issues - The United Ostomy Association of America’s mission is to help people return to a normal active life with ostomy or continent diversion