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More information from your American Cancer Society

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Other national organizations and websites*

Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of information and support include:

American College of Gastroenterology

American Gastroenterological Association

American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

C3: Colorectal Cancer Coalition
Toll-free number: 1-877-427-2111 (1-877-4CRC-111)

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Toll-free number: 1-800-633-4227 (1-800-MEDICARE)

Colon Cancer Alliance
Toll-free number: 1-877-422-2030

National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance

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

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Last Medical Review: January 27, 2016 Last Revised: June 24, 2016

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