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Information to help with life after a cancer diagnosis can be located in many places. A few include:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) works with public, non-profit, and private partners to create and implement strategies to help the millions of people in the United States who live with, through, and beyond cancer. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/cancer/survivorship/ or call 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636).
The American Cancer Society has many educational materials on cancer and cancer support services, as well as information on cancer screenings. For more information call 1-800-ACS-2345 (1-800-227-2345) or visit the website at www.cancer.org
The Colon Cancer Alliance patient support program has the most current information on screening, diagnosis and treatment, as well as an expansive support community. Call the helpline at 1-877-422-2030 or go to www.ccalliance.org/
The Colorectal CareLine (Patient Advocate Foundation Program) is a patient/provider hotline designed to provide assistance to patients who have been diagnosed with colorectal cancer and are seeking education and access to care. The Colorectal CareLine is staffed by a team of clinical case managers with both nursing and social work backgrounds who provide individualized service to colorectal cancer patients, their caregivers, and providers who are seeking information and/or assistance. Call 1-8666-657-8634 or go to www.colorectalcareline.org
The Patient Advocate Foundation's Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting (CINV) CareLine is a patient hotline designed to provide case management assistance to patients diagnosed with cancer and experiencing chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting who are seeking education and access to care. For more information call 1-877-614-9242 or go cinv.patientadvocate.org/.
The Lance Armstrong Foundation provides free, confidential, one-on-one support to anyone affected by cancer. This includes those who have cancer or are a loved one, friend, health care professional or caregiver of someone diagnosed. They provide support through education, referrals and counseling. This includes help in finding financial assistance for medical treatments. For more information call 1-866-673-7205 or go to www.livestrong.org/