Digestive Health Additional Resources

Supportive resources for patients, family and friends:

Recommended reading:

  • American Cancer Society’s Complete Guide to Colorectal Cancer by American Cancer Society
  • Mayo Clinic on Digestive Health by the Mayo Clinic
  • The Cancer Survival Cookbook by Donna L. Weihofen, RD
  • Positive Options for Colorectal Cancer: Self-help and Treatment by Carol Ann Larson
  • Living With Colon Cancer: Beating the Odds by Eliza Wood Livingston
  • 100 Questions & Answers About Colorectal Cancer by David Bub

Wellness communities:

  • The Wellness Community

    Connect with others who know what you’re going through as a cancer patient or caregiver.

Cancer blogs:

  • Colon Cancer Channel-Health Diaries

    The Colon Cancer Channel is part of the Health Diaries network, which publishes blogs, articles and news on health and fitness topics.

  • Blog For a Cure

    Blog For a Cure works to give cancer patients a place to publish their struggles, fears, questions and concerns – and a community to support them.

  • RedToeNail.org

    A community of members, who are either cancer patients or caregivers to cancer patients, creates all of the site’s content.

ADVOCACY

  • American Cancer Society

    Information and resources for patients, loved ones, caregivers, professionals and more.

  • Cancer Action Network

    American Cancer Society’s advocacy arm works to make cancer issues a national priority.

  • Fight Colorectal Cancer

    Fight Colorectal Cancer is a nonprofit advocacy organization that fights colorectal cancer through research, empowerment and access.

  • Colon Cancer Alliance

    Connect with the advocacy organization’s 37,000 members, call their helpline or get involved.

GOVERNMENT & RESEARCH

  • American Cancer Society

    Information and resources for patients, loved ones, caregivers, professionals and more.

  • Fight Colorectal Cancer

    Fight Colorectal Cancer is a nonprofit advocacy organization that fights colorectal cancer through research, empowerment and access.

  • Cancer.Net

    Oncologist-approved cancer information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

  • National Foundation for Cancer Research

    NFCR funds anticancer research to investigate the root causes of cancer in order to understand how to stop it.

  • Prevent Cancer Foundation

    Find which cancers are most preventable — and how to reduce your risk through screening and lifestyle choices.

  • National Institutes of Health

    NIH scientists investigate ways to prevent disease as well as the causes, treatments, and even cures for common and rare diseases.

FOR PHYSICIANS

  • American College of Gastroenterology

    Representing more than 10,000 digestive health specialists, ACG provides unbiased, up-to-date information for patients and the public.

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

    The ABIM strives to enhance the quality of health care by certifying internists and subspecialists who demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for excellent patient care.

  • American College of Physicians

    The ACP is a national organization of physicians who specialize in the prevention, detection and treatment of illnesses in adults.

  • American Gastroenterological Association

    The AGA is dedicated to advancing the science and practice of gastroenterology. The AGA’s 16,500 members include physicians and scientists who research, diagnose and treat disorders of the gastrointestinal tract and liver.

  • American Medical Association

    The AMA helps doctors help patients by uniting physicians nationwide to work on the most important professional and public health issues.

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