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Colorectal & GI Cancer Patient Education & Resources

The following cancer information resources should be used for informational and educational purposes only. All specific medical questions about your health needs should be presented to your own health care provider.

Colorectal and GI Cancer Websites

  • National Cancer Institute: Colon and Rectal Cancer
    The National Cancer Institute's Cancer.gov provides information for patients, the public, and health care professionals about colon and rectal cancer treatment, screening, prevention, supportive care, genetics, and clinical trials. Also see pages on stomach cancersmall intestine cancer, and anal cancer.
  • MEDLINEPlus: Colorectal Cancer
    Consumer health information resource provided by the National Library of Medicine. Page includes general information, links to pictures/diagrams, diagnosis, symptoms, prevention, and screening for colorectal cancer. Also see pages on stomach cancersmall intestine cancer, and anal cancer.
  • Prevent Cancer Foundation
    A national, non-profit health foundation with a single mission: the prevention and early detection of cancer through scientific research and education.
  • Colon Cancer Alliance
    Organization of colon and rectal cancer survivors, caregivers, people with a genetic predisposition to the disease, and other individuals touched by colorectal cancer.
  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
    This professional society, representing more than 1,000 board-certified colon and rectal surgeons, provides important patient-focused information about anal cancer.
  • Cancer Hope Network
    A nonprofit organization that provides free and confidential one-on-one support to cancer patients and their families. The organization matches cancer patients or family members with trained volunteers who have undergone and recovered from a similar cancer experience.
  • American Cancer Society (ACS)
    A nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., the ACS has 13 chartered divisions and more than 3,400 local offices.

Colon, Rectal, and Gastrointestinal Cancer Online Publications

Colorectal and GI Cancer Support Groups

  • ACOR.org
    Offers public online information and support mailing lists providing a unique group of empowering communities to more than 37,000 patients, caregivers, or anyone looking for answers about cancer and related disorders.
  • Colorectal Cancer Alliance
    The Connections Program of the Colorectal Cancer Alliance online Buddy Support Program.
  • Kids Konnected
    Provides friendship, education, understanding, and support to children who have a parent with cancer.
  • American Cancer Society (ACS)
    Online and nationwide cancer support services, e-mail-based discussion groups, and online classes.