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Online resources for colorectal cancer

doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000580728.26931.39
Department: INFOBYTES

PATIENTS and healthcare professionals looking for information about colorectal cancer can find practical advice and support on these websites.

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American Cancer Society

Patients who are concerned about the risk of getting colorectal cancer or who were just diagnosed can get an overview of the disease from the American Cancer Society. Visitors to this site can find information about causes, risk factors, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, next steps after treatment, and support such as access to referrals for financial assistance.

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CancerCare offers free professional support services for patients with colorectal cancer, such as counseling, support groups, and community programs in certain locations. This national organization also provides information on treatment options and other resources.

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Colon Cancer Foundation

This nonprofit's mission includes increasing awareness of colorectal cancer risk and prevention factors; providing funds to improve screening rates in underserved and uninsured communities; and supporting research, including understanding the causes for early-age onset and hereditary colorectal cancer.

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Colorectal Cancer Alliance (CCA)

Patients and their families can find support with the CCA's free helpline, which is staffed by certified patient and family support navigators. Other resources include information on how to manage the disease and a “discover your resources” tool that helps visitors find colorectal cancer resources tailored to their needs.

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Fight Colorectal Cancer

A leading patient advocacy group in colorectal cancer, this organization offers tools to educate and support patients with medically reviewed information on screening options, diagnosis, treatment, clinical trials, and more.

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