Drawing on local and national education, support, and advocacy groups is also important. Two organizations that offer support to individuals diagnosed with colorectal cancer and their loved ones are the Colon Cancer Alliance (www.ccalliance.org), which provides a colorectal cancer survivor buddy program, and Cancer Care (www.cancercare.org), which offers professional counseling services in person, by phone, and online. Other organizations, such as the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org), Cancer 411 (www.cancer411.org), CancerConsultants.com (www.cancerconsultants.com), and the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health (www.monahancenter.org) are reliable sources of comprehensive, up-to-date information on colorectal cancer prevention, treatment, support, and clinical trials.

Online Colorectal Cancer Resources

Colorectal Cancer Coalition


Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA)


Colorectal Cancer Network


The Colon Club


Hereditary Colon Cancer Association (HCCA)