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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)

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

Clinical Trials: What You Need to Know

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)

Living With Uncertainty: The Fear of Cancer Recurrence

When Your Cancer Comes Back: Cancer Recurrence

When Your Cancer Doesn’t Go Away

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*

Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of 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: 10/24/2014