American Cancer Society
1599 Clifton Road N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30329
The American Cancer Society, with offices nationwide, has a variety of services for cancer patients and their families and friends. Through the Ostomy Rehabilitation Program, Look Good...Feel Better, What About Me? and I Can Cope, they provide direct assistance to patients and their families, who need help with the physical and emotional problems they face. Also available are a variety of pamphlets, brochures and booklets providing information. Materials are available in Spanish and Chinese in addition to English.
American College of Gastroenterology
6400 Goldsboro Road – Suite 450
Bethesda, MD 20817
American College of Gastroenterology provides physician referrals in your area. Through affiliation with the National Digestive Diseases Clearinghouse, at 301-654-3810, the ACG provides patient brochures on a variety of diseases affecting the gastrointestinal system, including colorectal cancer.
This society offers a variety of brochures including several on colonoscopy and colorectal cancer. They can also provide listings of colorectal surgeons in your area.
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Offers information about:
- Colon cancer prevention
- Screening options
- What to expect during a colonoscopy
- Frequently asked questions
- The latest news
- Links to patient support and advocacy groups
- Educational videos
- How to find a qualified physician in your area
Also available through the site is a birthday e-Card, featuring Peter & Polly Polyp™ for those 50 or over. You can personalize the card and remind those you love to get screened.
CCA's Revolution Health Web Site
CDC's Screen for Life: National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign
Division of Cancer Prevention and Control
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
4770 Buford Highway, NE, MS K-64
Atlanta, GA 30341-3717
This program is run by the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (part of the Centers for Disease Control's prevention and health promotion efforts.) The program offers a variety of materials about colorectal cancer and screening options. Screen for Life also offers several Public Service Announcements targeting the general public about colorectal cancer for television, radio and print.
Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer (ACG-ICC)
85 W. Algonquin Road, Suite 550
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
The ACG-ICC can be contacted through the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. This group provides a listing of hereditary colon cancer registries and information on clinical and chemoprevention trials.
Colorectal Cancer Coalition (C3)
4301 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 404
Washington DC 20008
C3 pushes for research to improve screening, diagnosis, and treatment of colorectal cancer; for policy decisions that make the most effective colorectal cancer prevention and treatment available to all; and for increased awareness that colorectal cancer is preventable, treatable, and beatable.
Foundation for Digestive Health and Nutrition
4930 Del Ray Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
AGA Website: http://www.gastro.org
FDHN Website: http://www.fdhn.org
Foundation for Digestive Health and Nutrition (FDHN), created by the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), develops funds for research to explore causation, prevention, improved treatments or potential cures for digestive and liver diseases, and conducts public education initiatives supporting its mission. AGA also provides listings of gastroenterologists and hepatologists in your area.
The Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health is a world-class gastrointestinal cancer and wellness center. The Monahan Center was founded in March 2004 in memory of attorney Jay Monahan, in large part, through the efforts of his wife, Katie Couric, and the organization she co-founded, the Entertainment Industry Foundation's National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance. The Monahan Center serves as a unique model of coordinated and compassionate care, dedicated to prevention, treatment, research, and public education in gastrointestinal cancers, including colorectal cancer. The Monahan Center provides a comprehensive, educational website as well as ongoing seminars and events for patients and families, the general public, and health professionals.
The UOA consists of over 400 chapters across North America and provides a toll free number to request assistance. Available are their quarterly newsletter, "The Ostomy Quarterly," patient visiting and support, and a variety of publications for the rehabilitation and support of ostomates.