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Additional resources for colorectal cancer

More information from your American Cancer Society

Here is more information you might find helpful. You also can order free copies of our documents from our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345, or read them on our website, www.cancer.org.

Living with cancer

After Diagnosis: A Guide for Patients and Families (also available in Spanish)

Nutrition for the Person With Cancer During Treatment: A Guide for Patients and Families (also available in Spanish)

Distress in People With Cancer

Sexuality for the Man With Cancer (also available in Spanish)

Sexuality for the Woman With Cancer (also available in Spanish)

When Your Cancer Comes Back: Cancer Recurrence

When Your Cancer Doesn’t Go Away

Understanding cancer treatments

A Guide to Cancer Surgery (also available in Spanish)

A Guide to Chemotherapy (also available in Spanish)

Understanding Radiation Therapy: A Guide for Patients and Families (also available in Spanish)

Targeted Therapy

Immunotherapy

Colostomy: A Guide (also available in Spanish)

Ileostomy: A Guide (also available in Spanish)

Cancer treatment side effects

Nausea and Vomiting

Anemia in People With Cancer

Fatigue in People With Cancer

Peripheral Neuropathy Caused by Chemotherapy

Work, insurance, and finances

Health Insurance and Financial Assistance for the Cancer Patient

Returning to Work After Cancer Treatment

Working During Cancer Treatment

Family and caregiver concerns

Talking With Friends and Relatives About Your Cancer (also in Spanish)

What It Takes to Be a Caregiver

Helping Children When a Family Member Has Cancer: Dealing With Diagnosis (also available in Spanish)

American Cancer Society Guidelines on Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention

When treatment is no longer working

Nearing the End of Life

Advance Directives

Hospice Care

Your American Cancer Society also has books that you might find helpful. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit our bookstore online at cancer.org/bookstore to find out about costs or to place an order.

National organizations and websites*

In addition to the American Cancer Society, other sources of patient information and support include:

American College of Gastroenterology
Website: www.acg.gi.org

    Has a special “patient” section with information, including podcasts, on colorectal cancer risks and screening tests; and can help find a gastroenterologist near you

Fight Colorectal Cancer
Toll-free number: 1-877-4CRC-111 (1-877-427-2111)
Website: www.fightcolorectalcancer.org

    Offers information on diagnosis and treatment, a phone or email Answer Line to help those with colorectal cancer questions, access to an online support community, and a monthly electronic newsletter

Colon Cancer Alliance
Toll-free number: 1-877-422-2030
Website: www.ccalliance.org

    Offers support and information for survivors, caregivers, and others touched by colorectal cancer (CRC); a Buddy Program that matches people for one-on-one support, an online support program called My CCA Support where those affected by CRC can connect with others, and more

National Cancer Institute
Toll-free number 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
Website: www.cancer.gov

    Provides free information on all types of cancer, living with cancer, support information for families of people with cancer, research, and more

Job Accommodation Network
Toll-free number: 1-800-526-7234
TTY: 1-877-781-9403
Website: www.askjan.org

    A free consulting service of the US Department of Labor that gives information on the Americans with Disabilities Act, your rights, how to talk to an employer, and how to help keep your job (and insurance) during treatment

Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC)
Toll-free number: 1-866-843-2572 (1-866-THE-CLRC)
TTY: 213-736-8310
Website: www.cancerlegalresourcecenter.org

    A non-profit program that gives free and confidential information and resources on cancer-related legal issues to cancer survivors, their families, friends, employers, health care professionals, and others coping with cancer

*Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by the American Cancer Society.

No matter who you are, we can help. Contact us anytime, day or night, for information and support. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.


Last Medical Review: 10/15/2014
Last Revised: 10/31/2014