To learn more about colorectal cancer
From your American Cancer Society
The following related information may also be helpful to you. These materials may be ordered from our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345.
Colorectal Cancer Detailed Guide (also in Spanish)
After Diagnosis: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)
Colostomy: A Guide (also in Spanish)
Ileostomy: A Guide (also in Spanish)
Nutrition for the Person With Cancer During Treatment (also in Spanish)
Sexuality for the Man With Cancer (also in Spanish)
Sexuality for The Woman With Cancer (also in Spanish)
Understanding Cancer Surgery: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)
Understanding Chemotherapy: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)
Understanding Radiation Therapy: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)
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 Web sites*
Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of information and support include:
American College of Gastroenterology
Web site: www.acg.gi.org
American Gastroenterological Association
Web site: www.gastro.org
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
Web site: www.fascrs.org
C3: Colorectal Cancer Coalition
Toll-free number: 1-877-4CRC-111 (1-877-427-2111)
Web site: www.fightcolorectalcancer.org
Colon Cancer Alliance
Toll-free number: 1-877-422-2030
Web site: www.ccalliance.org
National Cancer Institute
Toll-free number1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
Web site: www.cancer.gov
National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance
Web site: www.eifoundation.org/programs/eifs-national-colorectal-cancer-research-alliance
The following book describes one woman's experience with colon cancer and the health care system. The book provides lessons about how to deal with unexpected life-threatening illnesses; how to identify and assess treatment options; how to talk with health care providers; and how to find your way through the health care system.
Kingson, Eric R. Lessons from Joan: Living and Loving with Cancer, a Husband's Story. Syracuse University Press. Syracuse, NY. www.SyracuseUniversityPress.syr.edu.
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: 06/05/2012
Last Revised: 01/17/2013