You may find helpful information at any of the following sites representing national organizations in the health and cancer fields.

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Patient Support
A Community of Cancer Survivors -
Association of Cancer Online Resources - -
Cancer Care -
CancerGuide -
Cancer Support Groups and Organizations -
Cancer Survivors Network -
Colon Cancer Alliance -
Colorectal Cancer Network -
People Living with Cancer, an ASCO website -
The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship -
The Wellness Community -
Vital Options -

Physician Organizations
American College of Gastroenterology -
American College of Surgeons -
American Gastroenterological Association -
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) -
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons -

American Cancer society -
Breakthrough Digest -
Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada -
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America -
Healthology, Inc. -
Living with Hope -
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center -
OncoLink of Univ. of Pennsylvania -
Oncology Resource Center -

Prevention and Screening
Cancer Research Foundation of America -
Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention -
Hereditary Colon Cancer Association -
National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance -
Screening reminder by email -
Strang Cancer Prevention Center -

Resources for Cancer Patients:

American Cancer Society (ACS)

The American Cancer Society is a national voluntary health organization which supports and funds research, provides education on cancer prevention, detection and treatment, including free publications and services to cancer patients and their families. Specific needs of colorectal cancer patients are addressed in programs such as the Can Surmount, I Can Cope and Ostomy Rehabilitation.

Address: 1599 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329-4251
Telephone: (800) ACS-2345

Cancer Care

Cancer Care is a nonprofit social service agency that helps patients and family members cope with the emotional and financial consequences of cancer. This association generally serves the New York metropolitan area, but responds to phone calls and letters across the United Sates and provides information and referrals whenever possible.

Address: 275 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001
Telephone: (212) 221-3300 or (800) 813-4673


This organization provides emotional support, education and advocacy to assist survivors as they cope with the aftermath of the cancer experience. Cancervive offers one-on-one and telephone counseling nationally.

Address: 1875 Century Park East, Suite 700, Los Angeles, CA 90067
Telephone: (310) 203-9232

Hospice Link

Hospice Link is a nonprofit service that provides information on hospice care and refers cancer patients and their families to local hospice programs.

Address: Hospice Education Institute, Suite 2, 190 Westbrook Road, Essex, CT 06426
Telephone: (800) 331-1620 (In AK and CT call (860) 767-1620)

National Cancer Institute Cancer Information Service (CIS)

The CIS provides information over the telephone on the latest treatment for specific cancers and the location of clinical trials. The CIS also provides information on cancer detection, prevention, diagnosis and support groups. Free publications can be requested by telephone.

Address: National Cancer Institute, Office of Cancer Communication, 31 Center Drive, MSC 2580, Bldg 31, Room 10A07, Bethesda, MD 20892
Telephone: (800) 4CANCER (800) 422-6237 CancerFax: (301) 402-5874

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

This network of independent groups and individuals offers information, resources and support to cancer survivors, family members and friends.

Address: 1010 Wayne Avenue, 5th Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Telephone: Message Center (301) 650-8868 or (301) 562-8844