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 (ACG) provides physician referrals in your area. Through affiliation with the National Digestive Diseases Clearinghouse, the ACG provides patient brochures on a variety of diseases affecting the gastrointestinal system, including colon cancer.
Provides publications and educational material with information about current developments in diagnostic radiation and radiation oncology. ACR also sponsors the free online resource, RadiologyInfo.org. This website contains information on over 115 radiologic tests and therapies. It is prepared and reviewed by several experts in the field of radiology and radiation oncology.
The association is a trusted voice in the gastroenterology community, publishing two journals, and convening Digestive Disease Week – the largest international gathering of physicians, researchers and academics in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery.
This society offers information about colon cancer prevention, screening options, what to expect during a colonoscopy, links to patient support and advocacy groups, educational videos and information about how to find a qualified physician in your area.
To help you and your family better understand treatment options, members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) created this website to explain to patients, their families and the public how radiation oncologists use radiation therapy to treat cancer safely and effectively.
Provides information on treatment choices.
This society offers a variety of brochures including several on colonoscopy and colon cancer. They can also provide listings of colorectal surgeons in your area.
ASTRO provides oncology and radiation oncology information to promote better care for patients.
In conjunction with the FDA approval of Vectibix (panitumumab), Amgen announced a new program, Amgen Oncology Assistance (AOA), to assist patients who are uninsured, underinsured or unable to afford their insurance copayments. Another way Amgen is improving access to care is the Vectibix Cap that will limit total patient copayments regardless of insurance or income.