The American Cancer Society developed the colorectal cancer survivorship care guidelines to help primary care clinicians and other health care professionals provide comprehensive clinical follow-up care for adult post-treatment colorectal cancer survivors.
The guidelines were developed by a multidisciplinary expert workgroup using current evidence and expert consensus. Existing guidelines for surveillance, screening for second primary cancers, symptom management, and health promotion were referenced when available. The guidelines discuss clinical follow-up care recommendations for surveillance for colorectal cancer recurrence, screening for second primary cancers, assessment and management of physical and psychosocial long-term and late effects of colorectal cancer and its treatment, health promotion and care coordination.
View summary charts of ACS Guidelines for surveillance for colorectal recurrence, screening for second primary cancers, assessment and management of physical and psychosocial long-term and late effects of colorectal cancer and its treatment, health promotion, and care coordination.
Download a free copy of this toolkit that includes resources to help implement the American Cancer Society cancer survivorship care guidelines, information on training opportunities for primary care providers, and patient materials to help activate cancer survivors to be full participants in their survivorship care.
Access a free 1-hour online module describing long-term and late effects of colorectal cancer and its treatment and how to care for colorectal cancer survivors as outlined in the American Cancer Society Colorectal Cancer Survivorship Care Guidelines. Free CE credits are available to physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurses.
Download a free copy of this quick, easy-to-read guide that helps cancer survivors and their caregivers understand the various aspects of the survivorship journey. The guide includes trusted resources for survivorship information and tips on how to communicate with health care providers.