Need Information on Colon Cancer? Where to Go and How to Get There!
Whether you’ve just been diagnosed with or are trying to prevent colon cancer, the first question seems to be, “Where do I start?” There is so much information about colon cancer on the Internet that it makes it hard to know what data to trust and what not to trust.
Your colon health is important, and in order to properly take care of your digestive system and prevent colon cancer you need to know which information to trust. Luckily, you know me, and I have some insider knowledge on colon cancer. Just think of me as that cousin who is always well informed when it comes to medical questions. You know those family members that we all have – the nurse or legal secretary that has insider knowledge and becomes our go-to for all lawyer and doctor questions.
There is a lot of information available when surfing the Internet – about colonoscopies, best foods for your colon and best ways to prevent colon cancer. A lot of those organizations and websites are creditable and provide great information. At the same time, there are always organizations and information that cannot be trusted. So who are the good guys?
Let me share with you Stop Colon Cancer Now’s trusted organizations for colon cancer information.
- Want to know accurate facts and figures about colon cancer in the United States? The American Cancer Society has the in-depth information you want and can trust.
- The ACS offers Road to Recovery, which is a program that provides transportation to and from treatment - for people who have cancer but do not have a ride or cannot drive themselves.
- ACS’s website has detailed guidelines on nutrition and physical activity for cancer prevention, including colon cancer.
- In their patient section for colon cancer prevention, the American Gastroenterological Association has very detailed information on colon cancer screening tests, with heavy emphasis put on colonoscopies being the best test for diagnosis and prevention.
- Their website also offers blogs that talk about the latest discoveries in colon cancer and other digestive diseases.
- Want to know if you are really at risk for colon cancer? The American College of Gastroenterology has detailed information of who is at risk and what that means to you and your colon screening age.
- The organization also offers a variety of podcasts and videos from actual gastroenterologists on everything from bowel prep, to a patient’s actual colonoscopy, to common questions about colon cancer screening and prevention.
- Has a strong volunteer and peer-to-peer network. If you are looking to volunteer in the name of colon cancer prevention or find those walking the same colon cancer path as you – Colon Cancer Alliance has trusted programs.
- The organization’s website offers in-depth information about financial issues and possible solutions for patients and families dealing with the health insurance costs of colon cancer.
- The Colon Cancer Alliance also offers a Clinical Trial Matching Service that helps diagnosed patients find local clinical trials that match their individual medical situation.
- Sponsor of the Undy 5000 5k Run/Walk.
- Is the leader in colon cancer policy and advocacy. Fight Colorectal Cancer works to bring political attention to the needs of colorectal cancer patients and has great tools that allow anyone to help promote their causes.
- The organization’s website provides free patient webinars on everything from advocacy, to colon cancer treatments, to colon cancer medications.
- Provides an answer line for any questions that you may have.
- You can find the latest information on research being to find a colon cancer cure, along with the most up-to-date research on treating late stage colon cancer on Fight Colorectal Cancer’s website.
As you can see, all of these organizations provide wonderful information and can help answer important questions about colon cancer and colon cancer prevention. But you still might be left with one giant question, “How do I find a gastroenterologist?” StopColonCancerNow.com prides itself on offering a large database of top-rated gastroenterologists.
Along with these organizations, our own blog, Butt Seriously, has a wealth of personalized opinions and stories. We keep you focused on nutritious eating by providing colon healthy recipes and we offer practical, real life examples from real bloggers ready to arm you with the facts.
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