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Colon and Rectal Cancer Web Resources


Caregiver Fact Sheet
Family Caregiver Alliance
For Men, Women and Children
How to Create a Caregiving Community

Clinical Trials

How Clinical Trials Work
    Also en Espanol
Clinical Trial Tutorial

Colorectal Cancer Research: Past, Present and Future
    Results of Past Trials
    Description of Current Trials: Colon Cancer
    Description of Current Trials: Rectal Cancer

Search for Trials

Everything you need to know if you want to join a clinical trial


Dictionaries of Cancer Terms
American Association of Cancer Research (more technical)

Dictionary of Cancer Drugs

Colon and Rectal Cancer Overviews

American Association of Cancer Research Overview
National Cancer Institute Overview
    Also en Espanol

All you need to know complete with risk factors, diagrams and treatment options

New Research

General Overview of Cancer Research Techniques
On Prevention, Screening and Treatment

Results of Recent Studies
    Study shows comparable accuracy for virtual colonoscopy and standard colonoscopy
    Low dose drug combination cuts risk of colon polyp recurrence

Senior Sites

These sites allow you to adjust the text size and contrast (black or white background). There is also an option to listen, rather than read, what is on the page.

Overview of Colon and Rectal Cancer, Diagnosis and Treatment Information and Frequently Asked Questions

Support Groups

All Patients
    National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
        Also en Espanol
    American Association for Cancer Research (all cancers)
    American Association for Cancer Research (colon and rectal cancer)

Local Patients
    Cancer Support Groups on the Cape
    Monthly Calendar of Cape Cod Support Groups

Online Support
    Colon Cancer Alliance
    American Cancer Society Cancer Survivors' Network

For Teens


Screening Information and Options (complete with diagrams)
Screening Q & A


Standard Treatment Overview
    National Cancer Institute
    American Cancer Society

Chemotherapy Overview in English and Portuguese (Brazilian)

Alternative Treatments
    Complementary and Alternative Health Services Directory (Cape Cod Healthcare)
    National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Cancer Prevention and Treatment
    Alternative Drugs, Herbs and Supplements from MedlinePlus

Side Effects
    Chemotherapy Side Effects Fact Sheet
    Radiation Therapy Side Effects Fact Sheet


Dr. Bruce Orkin, Tufts Medical Center Colorectal Cancer Specialist, on the disease
Colon Cancer Overview (ignore the disclaimer)
Video Explanation of Colorectal Cancer Surgery

Katie Couric (who lost her husband to the disease) emphasizing early detection by regular screening

When the doctor says cancer
Managing the Side Effects of Chemotherapy
Finishing Treatment... What Comes Next?

En Espanol
    Cancer de acuerdo al Tipo (Emory University's CancerQuest)

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