How Can I Physically Prepare for Colon Cancer Surgery? Surgery is a common treatment method for colon cancer. However, the commonality of it does not reduce the fact that it is incredibly stressful on the body. That said, it is important for patients to consider how to prepare for colon cancer surgery. It is best to have a healthy diet and eliminate cigarettes and alcohol in the weeks before surgery. Taking these overall steps toward better health will help you prepare for colon cancer surgery and recovery. Dr. Mark Gimbel graduated from the University of Maryland, and then had an internship at the University of Florida, Jacksonville and residencies at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He spent two years doing a surgical residency fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center New York and completed a surgical oncology fellowship at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla. VIEW THE ARTICLE: How Can I Physically Prepare for Colon Cancer Surgery? LAST WEEK'S VIDEO - Why are Genetics in Colon Cancer Important? - SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE EXPERT INFORMATION AND BREAKING COLON CANCER NEWS VISIT FOR TONS OF INFORMATIVE VIDEOS SUGGEST THE NEXT TOPIC FOR OUR COLON CANCER EXPERTS! CONNECT WITH US! Google+ : Facebook : Twitter :